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Testimonials

Rebekah Bally
Knox College

In Botswana, forging friendships, traveling throughout sub-Saharan Africa, volunteering with a Pediatric AIDS clinic, and completing an auto-ethnographic research project all challenged me to become more confident, patient, flexible and understanding.

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Mason Schweyen
St. Olaf College

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel and see southern Africa while being a student. If you want to be tossed from your comfort zone, the Botswana program is for you!

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Will Gallmeyer
Knox College

I chose the ACM Botswana program because I wanted to study in an industrializing country and get outside of my "comfort zone". As it turns out, Botswana is a really comfortable place to be! It's a very peaceful country, and people there are very friendly.

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Katie Nicholson
Lake Forest College

I walked away from my experience in Botswana with a greater appreciation for my own culture, as well as an appreciation for the culture of the Motswana I interacted with each day.

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Laura Eberly
University of Chicago

The ACM Botswana program presented me with an array of experiences which, from the phenomenal to the mundane, challenged my understanding of development, Africa, people, and myself.

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Megan Slavish
Beloit College

ACM organized an incredible program in Botswana that helped foster both academic and cultural knowledge while simultaneously providing opportunities for independent exploration.

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Katie Larson
Luther College

Choosing to study abroad in Botswana through ACM was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life so far. I learned more than I ever could have anticipated and expanded my perspective on the world.

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Molly Adams
Coe College

I was able to study and do research at an African university, live with a student from Botswana, learn about an entirely new culture, volunteer at a microfinance institution, travel to extraordinary places all over Southern Africa, and forge great friendships with ACM students, as well as local Batswana students.

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