Botswana, Africa

A Western Carolina University Study Abroad Program

May 30, 2018 – June 28, 2018

We had an amazing adventure in Botswana, Africa 
May 30, 2018 – June 28, 2018!  

Contact information

Amy J. Rose; 828-227-3289;

Trish Davis; 828-227-2826;

Karena-Cooper-Duffy; 828-227-33285;

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA), U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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Three WCU faculty members and 12 current and future special education teachers and speech-language pathologists! 


Gaborone, Francistown, Kasane & Maun in Botswana, Africa


We worked alongside teachers and students, developed curriculum & led workshops.

Cultural experiences:

We learned some Setswana language, ate traditional foods, went on game and boat drives in the Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta, and immersed in daily Botswana life.


North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI)

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For information about services for Exceptional Children, click here.

For information about Global Education, click here.

Fulbright-Hays GPA

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NC Division of Military and Veterans Affairs

For more information about the NC – Botswana State Partnership Program, click here.

WCU Programs in Special Education

For more information about WCU degrees in Special Education, click here.

US Embassy - Gaborone

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NC DPI Global Educator Digital Badge

If you are currently working or will be working for the NC Public School System, check out the Global Educator Digital Badge information here. The Botswana trip abroad will help with some of the requirements!

WCU Communication Sciences and Disorders

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WCU Office of International Programs and Services

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UNC-G Communication Sciences and Disorders

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