Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Gaborone, Botswana
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CIEE
- Restrictions: NIU applicants only
The CIEE Gaborone Summer Wildlife Ecology & Conservation program offers students the opportunity to study African wildlife in Botswana’s largest extant native habitat alongside the country’s growing human population. Students take biology and environmental science electives in animal behavior, ecology, and conservation. All courses are delivered by CIEE faculty and draw on local experts and stakeholders, including many from the University of Botswana. In addition, students explore the intersection of conservation with society and culture through CIEE co-curricular activities and extensive field trips to nature reserves, rangelands, rural communities, and the capital city of Gaborone.
building an imbedded research project involving wildlife behavior, ecology, or conservation.
traveling to Botswana’s protected wildlife areas such as Central Kalahari Game Reserve or Okavango Delta
interacting with the local community to learn about human-wildlife conflict and its impact on sustainable wildlife conservation efforts
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
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