UF in Botswana
UF in Botswana University of Florida Study Abroad Semester or Academic Year The Center for African Studies at the University of Florida offers students the opportunity to earn HIGHLIGHTS credits toward their degree while spending a ⇒ Exclusive agreement between University of Florida and semester or academic year at the University of University of Botswana Botswana, located in the capital city of Gaborone. ⇒ Classes in taught in English ⇒ Full spectrum of course offerings at all six colleges of University of Botswana ⇒ In-country orientation course upon arrival to Botswana ⇒ Several excursion trips COURSE OFFERINGS Courses are taught in English. ⇒ Students are able to choose among all courses offered through the six colleges at the University of Botswana ⇒ UF-GPA credit is received. Eligibility: Participation is limited to UF students in good standing : ⇒ Undergraduates must have minimum GPA of 2.5 ⇒ Graduate students must have GPA of at least 3.0. Botswana ⇒ All applicants should have taken at least one three- credit hour course on Africa. ⇒ Letters of recommendation are required attesting applicant’s maturity, resourcefulness, ability to interact Application Deadline: with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds and to Fall 2006 - March 1, 2006 adjust to unfamiliar circumstances. Spring 2007 - October 1, 2006 ⇒ Attendance at mandatory predeparture orientation meeting held in Gainesville Estimated program fee : $ 6,000 / semester Contact Information: Program fee includes: UF tuition, housing, UFIC Study Abroad Advisor: Dr. Martin McKellar stipend for meals, application fees, and MEDEX email@example.com - 352-392-5323 x701 emergency assistance insurance. Program Coordinator: Dr. Todd Leedy firstname.lastname@example.org - 352-392-2183 Cost for round-trip airfare is additional. (~ $1,500) Student Financial Aid Advisor: See your assigned financial aid advisor. University of Florida reserves the right to make changes. UF International Center * 123 Grinter Hall * PO Box 113225 * Gainesville, FL 32611-3225 Phone: 352-392-5323 x 700 * Fax: 352-392-5575 * Email: email@example.com * Web: www.ufic.ufl.edu UF in Botswana Financial Aid The program was established to provide students with an University of Florida students needing financial opportunity to earn college credits for semester or aid should apply through UF Student Financial academic year study in an African nation. From its initial Affairs (SFA). Non-UF students needing financial origins as part of a multi-campus university for aid must apply to their home institutions. Basutoland, Bechuanaland and Swaziland, the University of Botswana (UB) came into existence in 1982. Just Scholarships minutes from central Gaborone, UB is now one of the top The deadline for application for semester universities in the region and has an enrollment of nearly scholarships administered by the UF International 13,000. Most of these students are Botswana citizens Center is March 1, 2006. Application forms avail- whose full course of studies is sponsored by the able at the website: www.ufic.ufl.edu and at the Inter- government. Travel is possible during term breaks to national Center in 123 Grinter Hall. additional sites in southern Africa, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Mapungubwe (South Africa), Partial scholarships for UF students are available as well as Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls. on a competitive basis through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Honors program, as well as the International Center. Housing The program offers housing at university dormitories where two students are assigned to a room. Academic Credits As this is a UF exchange program, credits taken can satisfy major, minor, and university require- ments with prior approval. UF GPA credit will be granted for all courses taken at the University of Botswana. University of FEES DUE UPON APPLICATION: Botswana A $250 deposit toward the total cost of the program is required at the time of application, of which $50 Application deadlines are is non-refundable. The remaining fees are due no Fall 2006 - March 1, 2006 later than 30 days prior to departure. Spring 2007 - October 1, 2006 Students receiving financial aid may defer payment Application forms are available online at : for up to 60 days after departure. www.ufic.ufl.edu/downloads/sas/UFStudentApplication.pdf Not Included in the program fees: For more information, any of the contact persons listed on Round-trip airfare, additional personal travel and the front of this flyer or view on the website: personal expenses. www.ufic.ufl.edu/agreements/recip_ae.htm#botswana To request special assistance or accommodations, please contact 352-392-5323, or contact the Florida Relay System at 1-800-955-8771. Requests should be made up to 72 hours in advance.