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.

Take a Virtual Tour

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The Latest from Cape Town

Sep 19 4:25pm
Cape Town

A Week Away From Cape Town!

by Darcy

If you haven’t been to Victoria Falls, do yourself a favor and book a ticket right now.

While you're at it, consider Kruger National Park and hitting four additional Southern African countries in one week - a feat my friends and I embarked on for our mid-semester break. I promise you won’t regret it.

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Sep 17 1:50pm
Cape Town

Marching to the Beat of Social Justice: Thoughts on Global Citizenship from John Luke Hawkins

by IES Abroad

We chatted with John Luke Hawkins (IES Abroad Cape Town, Fall 2016 | Hope College) to hear more about how studying abroad spurred, what he described, as a “180 degree turn” in his life.

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Sep 11 8:49pm
Cape Town

Until next time!

by Aida

Current mood:

Take me back.

My last few weeks in Cape Town were jam-packed with fun activities and adventures. I was in a rush to complete as many items as I could off of my bucket list!

Some items on my list (that are pictured below) included...

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Sep 11 9:31am
Cape Town

Top 10 Study Abroad Instagram Photos from July & August 2018

by IES Abroad

We could tell you how amazing studying abroad is, but we believe our students say (and show) it best!

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Sep 10 1:20am
Cape Town

Always Needed, Always There

by Aida

As I reflect on my summer internship abroad, mixed feelings and emotions cloud my thoughts…

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