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Community Engagement

Explore life beyond UB by getting involved with several different volunteer opportunities in Gaborone and its surrounding communities. By working with the faculty director and Botswana program staff, you’ll connect with local Tswana people by assisting organizations dedicated to youth, the arts, education and literacy, cultural museums, public health, and more.

Your community engagement site exposes you to the rhythms of everyday life in Gaborone. You’ll likely participate in the same community engagement opportunity throughout the semester, especially if it relates to your independent study project. Since you will spend so much time at your site, you’ll grow closer to local Tswana over the course of the semester.

Examples of past community engagement sites include: