Erin Koontz is Assistant Director of Student Services at Interstudy, a division of ISA. Erin works with students studying abroad in Ireland, Botswana and South Africa.
1. Immerse – Meeting locals in Botswana is easy, as campus life resolves around the Student Center at University of Botswana and there are so few other international students on campus. Major cultural and sporting activities include the annual Fresher’s Ball, RAG pageant, cultural events, and intramural sports. Student clubs include the Wildlife Society, Writer’s Workshop, Ballroom Dancing Club, Environmental Conservation Society, and University Choir.
2. Study – Since its founding, the University of Botswana has enjoyed great support from the people of the country. Located in the capital Gaborone, the University is made up of six faculties, or departments: Business, Education, Engineering and Technology, Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences. Study abroad students are able to take courses across multiple disciplines alongside local students providing a unique multi-cultural experience to academics and campus life.
3. Explore – Botswana is home to the world-renowned Okavango Delta and Kalahari thirst land. If you enjoy exploring the world of nature, Gaborone provides an excellent jumping off point for Botswana’s extensive nature reserves and wildlife parks.