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!
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.
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.
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.