Cape Town

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Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities on Earth—recently named the #1 place to go by The New York Times.

But there’s more to Cape Town than its beauty—its dynamic society is ever-changing and growing, and you can witness it first-hand. We know you’ll agree that your Cape Town study abroad experience will make you feel like you’re on top of the world and we can help you get there, whether that means interning full-time, studying health, or immersing yourself through direct enrollment at the University of Cape Town.

Immerse yourself in South African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world with one of our Cape Town study abroad programs!

Programs

Cape Town - Health, Culture & Development

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,100
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Cape Town - University Of Cape Town

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$19,100
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Cape Town Summer - Health Studies

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,400
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Cape Town Summer – Internship

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$4,850
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Cape Town's Top Five

Hit the Beach(es)!

Cape Town has miles of coastline and beautiful white sand beaches. Clifton and Camps Bay beaches are some of our favorites!

See the Waves Crash Against Cape Point

stand on the most southwesterly point in Africa and enjoy the spectacular clifftop views. If you're lucky, you may see an ostrich or baboon!

Meet the Penguins

You'll come face to face with adorable residents of Boulders Beach!

Relax in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, this spectacular garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic, catch an outdoor concert, or just take a contemplative walk.

Climb Table Mountain

No stay in Cape town is complete without taking in the views from the top of this iconic mountain. If the hike up sounds too daunting, you can take a leisurely ride to the top of the cableway.

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The Latest from Cape Town

Dec 8 10:34am
Cape Town

One Last Weekend: This Time as a Tourist

by Darcy

It turns out that after living somewhere for four and a half months, it can feel very nearly like home. In Cape Town, this was certainly the case. I grew close with other IES Abroad and UCT students and finally figured out how to situate myself based on where I saw the three mountain peaks. Tasks became habits and the warm weather in November became, dare I say, normal.

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Nov 23 11:26am
Cape Town

Crafting an Abroad Bucket List You’ll Actually Use

by Darcy

With my IES Abroad semester in Cape Town coming to an end, I’ve thought back on what I was able to “check off” my bucket list this fall. Was I able to do everything I wanted to do in "The Mother City"?? The truth: definitely not. So how do you plan a bucket list that isn’t impossible but isn’t too vague? While I don't have one clear answer to this, I’ve compiled a list of five important bucket list tips for a student studying abroad.

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Oct 31 9:24am
Cape Town

The [Not So] Scaries of Internships Abroad

by IES Abroad

There’s a lot to think about before you intern abroad. Our Ambassadors tell us what ‘scaries’ they experienced that turned out to be not so scary after all.

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Oct 29 8:44am
Cape Town

Top 10 Study Abroad Instagram Photos from September & October 2018

by IES Abroad

Are you ready to fall head over heels for study abroad?

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Oct 18 9:51am
Cape Town

The Study in Studying Abroad: Cape Town Edition

by Darcy

How is it even possible to study for final exams while studying abroad? In Cape Town, it feels especially difficult because the weather is starting to warm up, and I am realizing I only have a month left to plow through my neverending bucket list. With finals just around the corner, though, we’ve had to think back on what spots around Cape Town have been the best for settling in for a day of studying.

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