Cape Town, South Africa

Summer - Health Studies

Study Abroad

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Residence Hall


6 per Summer

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Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

Our Summer Health Studies Program offers a wider range of health-related topics, including endemic diseases and nutrition, as well as courses that focus on the business and social impacts of health care in Southern Africa. Of those courses, you will enroll in two three-credit options for a total of six credits.

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Individual Program Advisor

Your IES Abroad advisor is your #1 resource for preparing to study abroad.

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Cape Town Will Be Your Classroom

Course-related trips will enhance what you’ve learned in class.

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Gain Professional Experience

Gain exposure to South Africa’s public and private health facilities.

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Learn About Healthcare in South Africa

Our Health Studies Program offers a wide range of health-related topics.

Summer 2024

Program dates:

June 11 - August 01

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Zhanè Vanderbilt

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

a nighttime aerial view of Cape Town and its mountains

Why Cape Town?

Surrounded by mountains and the sea near the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is not only one of the world’s most beautiful cities, but also an ideal location to experience the complex socio-economic health care challenges of a multi-cultural developing country with great disparities.

Learn More About Cape Town

Get to Know Your New City

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Hit the Beach(es)!

Clifton and Camps Bay beaches are some of our favorites!

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Meet the Penguins

You'll come face to face with adorable residents of Boulders Beach!

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Relax in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

This spectacular garden is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic.

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Climb Table Mountain

Or ride to the top of the cableway.


A clean bedroom featuring a twin-sized bed, a desk, and shelving with bright blue backings.
  • Residence Hall

Residence Hall

Live in a private residence hall with IES Abroad, South African, and other international students. Students live in a furnished single room with a kitchenette, private bathroom, and a digital safe is provided. Living spaces are shared, and there is a gym on site. Internet access is available. Meals are not included. 

An IES Abroad Resident Assistant lives in or by your residence and can serve as a great resource for tips on integrating into the local culture.