The Latest from South Africa

Oct 23 1:21pm

Budgeting While Abroad: Our Correspondents Share Their Tips

by IES Abroad

You already know that study abroad is an awesome, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (Why else would you be on this site?) You’re on board, and you've figured out everything you actually need to get there—go you! There’s just one little thing—How do I pay for stuff while I'm abroad?

Aug 27 9:47am

Best of 2019: Check Out 15 Featured IES Summer Internships

by IES Abroad

Have you wondered what you’d actually be doing while you intern in the summer? Because internship placements are based on your unique interests, everyone’s internship experience is one of a kind. With that in mind, here’s what a number of IES interns who worked around the world this summer did.

Aug 5 3:44pm

15 Study Abroad Instagram Photos from Summer 2019

by IES Abroad

These Instagram photos will make you want to study abroad next summer!

Jul 29 2:42am
Cape Town

3 Peak Challenge

by Sarah

Do you ever have the urge to suddenly hike Cape Town's biggest mountains all in one day? No? Well for some reason the Three Peak challenge called our names, and we were determined to crush it. Nothing like an asthmatic and two amateur hikers taking on what native South Africans don't even like to do for fun. I don't think anyone considered this to be a "fun" experience. It was more of a cross it off the bucket list, prove to everyone that you did it, do it for the title kind of experience.

Jul 29 2:30am
Cape Town

Peninsula Tour

by Sarah

Cape Town has a number of outdoor activities that one could consider 'dangerous' but a boat to Seal Island is definitely not one of them. Or so I thought. I can tell you that I was not really looking to pull a Titanic moment when the Captain said that the waves were quite rough but we were going to continue on anyway. There was a slight moment when I realized that this was the actual ocean we were going into, not little old Lake Michigan with its dinky little waves.