Study Abroad in Cape Town

What to Expect in Cape Town

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! 

Picture Yourself in Cape Town

Languages Spoken: 
Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
Rand (ZAR)
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Top 5 Things to Do in Cape Town

Hit the Beach(es)!
Cape Town has miles of coastline and beautiful white sand beaches with local wildlife (including penguins!). 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
Named for its beach made up of inlets between granite boulders, Boulder Beach is also home to African penguins, which can only be found on the coastline of South Africa.
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, ride to the top of the cableway.

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