October 13, 2019
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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.

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Top Cities to Study Abroad

1. Cape Town 476 reviews
2. Stellenbosch 58 reviews
3. Durban 57 reviews
4. Kruger National Park 46 reviews
5. Port Elizabeth 38 reviews
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Study Abroad in South Africa - Featured Programs

Study Abroad in South Africa - All Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for iXperience Cape Town – Future-Focused Summer Courses and Internships
iXperience Cape Town – Future-Focused Summer Courses and Internships

iXperience Cape Town is an intense 6-week, 6-credit career-acceleration program for ambitious students who wish to learn industry-relevant skills, and boost their CVs with...

4.7

17 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...

4.9

23 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Semester at Sea Study Abroad: Make the World Your Campus
Semester at Sea Study Abroad: Make the World Your Campus
Casablanca, Morocco: Kobe, Japan: Gdansk, Poland plus 26 other locations
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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...

4.9

12 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...

4.1

12 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...

4.3

20 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for AIFS: Stellenbosch - Study Abroad or Service Learning at Stellenbosch University
AIFS: Stellenbosch - Study Abroad or Service Learning at Stellenbosch University
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Spend a semester, academic year, summer or January term studying abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa with AIFS! Earn up to 15 credits depending on program selection from ...

4.9

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Social and Political Transformation
SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Social and Political Transformation

Explore the socioeconomic, political, and cultural dynamics of South Africa—an extraordinarily diverse country in transition—and enjoy unparalleled engagement with renowne...

4.7

6 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

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

If you’re looking for the widest choice of courses in South Africa and an institution with weight and prestige then studying abroad at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is...

4.8

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IES Abroad: Cape Town - Summer Internship
IES Abroad: Cape Town - Summer Internship

Thinking about summer internships? Spend a summer abroad in Cape Town where you’ll have access to a variety of resources that will help you feel professional and independe...

4.3

3 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...

3.8

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)
Cape Town, South Africa: Sao Paulo, Brazil: Gujarat, India plus 1 other location

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...

3.7

3 reviews