October 23, 2017
4.6 - 549 Reviews

Study Abroad in South Africa

South Africa is the most ethnically and culturally diverse country in Africa. Approximately 5,300 American students will study abroad in South Africa making it one of the most popular destinations to study abroad. Eleven different official languages are recognized, and It has the largest European, Asian and racially mixed communities in Africa, more reasons to study abroad in South Africa.

Below you will find our list of Study Abroad programs in South Africa It is an index to international education in South Africa listing university level study abroad, internships, volunteer and intensive language school programs oriented to American college and university students. Some pre-college and post-graduate options are also included. We invite you to read the student reviews, see the ratings scores and use this site to compare programs and understand what other students have encountered during their education abroad.

Top Cities to Study Abroad

1. Cape Town 405 reviews
2. Stellenbosch 43 reviews
3. Kruger National Park 38 reviews
4. Durban 37 reviews
5. Port Elizabeth 36 reviews
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Study Abroad in South Africa - Featured Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for Semester at Sea: Traveling - Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea: Traveling - Semester at Sea
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Semester at Sea is the only study abroad program of its kind in the world. Using a ship as our floating campus, Semester at Sea's around-the-world and regional itineraries...

4.7

30 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IES Abroad: Cape Town - University of Cape Town
IES Abroad: Cape Town - University of Cape Town

In Cape Town, every day will be like a choose-your-own-adventure book, with outdoor activities to enjoy, South African residents to meet, and African cultures to learn.Whi...

4.8

18 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences
CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences

Be an active participant in the hope-triumphs-over-oppression culture of Cape Town during CIEE’s Arts and Sciences program. You’ll get involved with the local community in...

4.4

30 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for iXperience - Cape Town - Summer Program, Immersive classes, Real-Work Internship
iXperience - Cape Town - Summer Program, Immersive classes, Real-Work Internship

The iXperience program is an 8-week summer experience in the world's most beautiful city. The first 4 weeks are spent learning all the skills needed to make a success in y...

4.6

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Multiculturalism and Human Rights
SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Explore issues of multiculturalism, ethnicity, and identity in the context of South Africa, from historical and contemporary perspectives.This program focuses on South Afr...

4.4

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Arcadia: Cape Town - University of Cape Town
Arcadia: Cape Town - University of Cape Town

Take advantage of your time at such a truly comprehensive institution with outstanding faculty in every school within the university. Particular academic strengths include...

4.8

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IES Abroad: Cape Town - Summer Health Studies
IES Abroad: Cape Town - Summer Health Studies

Surrounded by mountains and the sea near the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is also an ideal location to experience the ...

4.7

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa / EESA
Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa / EESA

Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) is a life-changing experience, where students help historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships around...

4.7

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning and Politics (Fall 1)
SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Cities in the 21st Century: People, Planning and Politics (Fall 1)

Explore how geography, politics, economics, and culture shape social relations and the built environment -- and with what consequences -- in cities across the globe.This p...

4.8

8 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University): South Africa - African Ecology and Conservation
Organization for Tropical Studies (Duke University): South Africa - African Ecology and Conservation

The African Ecology and Conservation program is not only a rigorous academic program but most certainly also a life-changing experience. Mentoring by resident and visiting...

4.4

10 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Community Health and Social Policy
SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Community Health and Social Policy

Examine community-based health concerns from a South African perspective, exploring the roles of the South African state, the media, and nongovernmental organizations (NGO...

4.3

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Stellenbosch - Semester in South Africa
CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Stellenbosch - Semester in South Africa

Semester in South Africa offers you an amazing college experience in an exotic destination, studying at Stellenbosch University. Ideally situated in the heart of the Cape ...

4.5

3 reviews