Program Details

You take 15–19 credit hours per semester. These credits can be all taken through UCT courses or in a combination of 2-4 UCT courses (12 credits) and an IES Abroad course (4 credits). Full year students may elect to take all of their courses at the Univers
Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Service learning in and around Cape Town is a core component in our program. Students taking one of the IES Abroad courses are required to complete 60 hours of volunteer work while in Cape Town. Twenty of your 60 hours of volunteer work will be at Egoli, a settlement that receives no government services like water or electricity. Use the remaining 40 hours of volunteer work to participate in field work and research opportunities. While in South Africa, you’ll complete 15-19 credits.

You take 15–19 credit hours per semester. These credits can be all taken through UCT courses or in a combination of 2-4 UCT courses (12 credits) and an IES Abroad course (4 credits). Full year students may elect to take all of their courses at the University of Cape Town in their second semester. IES Abroad also offers service learning courses in Environmental Studies, Health Studies, and Management through an in-depth and hands-on approach. While optional, these courses are strongly recommended.

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.

Setting Description:
Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. You’ll love the crystal clear blue waters, the breathtaking mountains, and everything in between. 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. Immerse yourself in the African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world. We know you’ll agree that studying in Cape Town will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.
Cost:
We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
IES Abroad offers $5 million dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships and grants that can be used toward an IES Abroad study abroad program. Apply online using our universal Aid Application, and we’ll pair you with the scholarships and grants.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • Liberation is in the Air!
    5.0
    08/23/19

    My study abroad experience in Cape Town, South Africa was nothing short of life-changing! I highly recommend that every college student take advantage of the study abroad office located on their campus. Studying abroad in college is the perfect time to

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best semester!
    5.0
    08/22/19

    Studying abroad has been a major goal of mine for a few years, and beginning the search was tough because I didn't know which program would be best for what I wanted to get out of my experience. However, I discovered IES and how they offered the opportunity

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • 10/10 Experience
    5.0
    08/18/19

    Before I went to Cape Town, people would tell me that "studying abroad is a life-changing experience," and I had a hard time believing them. Initially, I thought that studying abroad was a chance to experience a different world. But I did not think

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cape Town Has An Experience For Everyone
    5.0
    08/13/19

    I studied in Cape Town, South Africa for six months with IES for the spring 2019 semester. The program was supportive in terms of responding to students' needs, arranging an orientation with lots of culturally immersive activities, and educating us about

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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