Program Details

Spend your semester or academic year abroad in South Africa! Study abroad in Stellenbosch—with AIFS.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend a semester or academic year in the captivating city of Stellenbosch, South Africa with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 15 credits per semester through a variety of courses at the University of Stellenbosch. Courses are taught in English.

Stellenbosch University offers a 20-hour, non-credit bearing Volunteerism and Community Engagement (VCE) program that will deepen your engagement with Stellenbosch while abroad. Over the course of 10 weeks, you will volunteer at a local school to help design an after-school activities program. Spring semester students may also volunteer to work with a non-profit organization at the Cape Town Carnival.

You’ll live in modern student residence halls at the heart of the University of Stellenbosch’s campus life. Residence halls offer single rooms with access to laundry facilities. You will also receive a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries.

Stellenbosch University’s ISOS-International Student Organization offers many events to help you experience South African culture. Exciting cultural excursions are also built into your program fee, including day trips to Cape Town and Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope and Boulder’s Beach, Table Mountain and to a local food market and beach. A once in a lifetime 6-day trip along the famous Garden Route is also included in your program fee.

Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to the Cederberg Mountains and a 5-day visit to Addo Elephant Park and Breede River.

Setting Description:
Spectacular mountain ranges surround Stellenbosch, the university town in the wine lands of the Western Cape. The elegant Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian houses that grace the oak tree-lined streets reflect the history of one of South Africa’s oldest towns. You’ll find interesting museums, open-air coffee shops, bistros and a thriving art scene; go further afield and you can hike through vineyards, orchards and mountain ranges. Study here and become part of a vibrant academic community with a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere.
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, and over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance, and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.

Additional Program Information

Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. Must be 18 years or older to apply.
Scholarships Description:
Over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. Please see website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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