ACM University Immersion in Southern Africa
This spring semester program is centered at the University of Botswana, and is designed for students interested in Africa, or in political development, social change, and cultural identity in the developing world. At the university, students enroll in an intensive course in Setswana, the national language, as well as an elective course in the social sciences or humanities, drawn from a menu of Africa studies options. In addition, students take a course taught by the ACM program director on a topic relevant to Africa. A wide range of guest speakers, including leaders in government, business, international organizations, and universities, will also contribute their expertise. Finally, students will engage in an independent study project, which emphasizes firsthand observation, study, and personal experiences. Field trips supplement the academic work, enabling students to explore the country’s cultural, economic, and ecological diversity.
Length of Program: Early January to mid-May.
Enrollment: 20 students.
Eligibility: Second-semester sophomore standing.
Credit: 4 units.
Application Deadline: October 10.
Campus Advisor: Ibrahima Wade.
This program contributes toward a thematic minor in African Studies.