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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
,
South Africa
Length: 
Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,600
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Cape Town - University Of Cape Town

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$17,600
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Cape Town Summer - Health Studies

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Summer 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$7,230
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Cape Town Summer – Internship

Cape Town
,
South Africa
Length: 
Summer 2018
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$4,180
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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.

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