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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 266 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Botswana. 

Academic year:

  • Public schools:
    • Term 1 (Jan-Mar)
    • Term 2 (Apr-Jun)
    • Term 3 (Aug-Nov)
  • Private schools:
    • Term 1 (Jan-Apr)
    • Term 2 (May-Jul)
    • Term 3 (Aug-Nov)

Major school holidays/break: July, December

Major exam period(s): September-November

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4-7

The language of instruction in universities: English