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Pack your bag for endless adventures studying abroad in South Africa! Imagine swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach, learning about the country’s history at the Robben Island Museum, or hiking Table Mountain. When you study abroad, South Africa becomes the adventure-filled location of your dreams.

Whether you choose to study in South Africa for a semester, summer, or full-year, IES Abroad and partner university courses, field trips, and course related excursions will guide and enhance your academic and personal pursuits.

Get ready to experience a country with beautiful, diverse terrain and a dynamic cultural identity through one of our South Africa study abroad or internship programs and apply now!

Cape Town

One of the most beautiful cities on earth, Cape Town is a dynamic and multi-faceted city where you can explore a complex society and enjoy crystal blue waters, breathtaking mountains, and everything in between.

Our Programs

Cape Town - Health, Culture & Development

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

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Spring 2019, Fall 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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Top places to see in Cape Town
  • Table Mountain

    Table Mountain is an iconic part of Cape Town. Many visitors hike or take a trip in the aerial cableway to the top of the mountain to see breathtaking views of Robben Island, Cape Town, Table Bay, Devil's Peak, and more.

  • Robben Island

    Located just a few miles off the coast of Cape Town, Robben Island is the former prison camp of many South African democratic supporters. These supporters were against apartheid and fought to combat racial discrimination.

  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

    Named after the British Queen Victoria and Prince Alfred, the Waterfront has something for everyone. With hundreds of shops, restaurants, cafes, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and more, you will surely find something to enjoy. The Nelson Mandela Gateway carries visitors to Robben Island.

The Latest from South Africa

Mar 21 12:57pm
Cape Town

My Trip to Ghana!

by Nia

This past week, I had the pleasure of traveling to Accra, Ghana with my home school, Howard University. I am a part of the fourth cohort of the Global Trilateral MBA Program, which connects students at multiple institutions around the world as we engage on consulting projects for real companies. In this case, we worked with Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China as we provided advice for Chocolate Clothes.

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Mar 13 11:03am
Cape Town

Tips for Prioritizing Responsibilities While Abroad

by Ameer

Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! It should be full of laughter, memorable experiences, growth, and many other things. While studying abroad is incredible, it is also important to remain cognizant of responsibilities during your time in a different country. The utilization of a planner and calendar are key for a successful semester or year abroad!

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Mar 13 10:58am
Cape Town

Representation of Black Americans Internationally

by Ameer

Prior to my arrival in Cape Town, South Africa, I spent some time thinking about what experiences I would encounter abroad as an African-American man. I spent time thinking about this because I am extremely passionate about the representation of African-Americans both domestically and internationally. This has influenced my decision to use my love for storytelling to impact the African-American community positively in a global context.

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Feb 28 5:37pm
Cape Town

Transformation Abroad

by Ameer

I am beyond blessed that my study abroad experience thus far has been extremely transformative, and it has only been a little over a month since I first arrived in Cape Town, South Africa. I have been transformed emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically. It has been overwhelmingly uplifting to say the least.

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Feb 21 1:47pm
Cape Town

First Week of Classes or First Week of Tears?

by Ameer

My first week of classes at The University of Cape Town were extremely interesting! I went into the week full of optimism and positive thinking. Additionally, my expectations were high because The University of Cape Town is the top university in Africa! Therefore, I entered the week as prepared as possible with a strong desire to succeed despite any hardships thrown my way.

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