January 21, 2018
4.6 - 561 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 414 reviews
2. Stellenbosch 46 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...

4.8

19 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 ...

4.3

19 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

9 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

Spend a semester, summer or academic year in the captivating city of Stellenbosch, South Africa, studying at Stellenbosch University. Courses are taught in English. Please...

5.0

3 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 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

4 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 - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Fall 1)
SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Fall 1)

Learn how communities around the world understand and strive for health and well-being.This program will strengthen your ability to understand, interpret, and compare the ...

4.5

3 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 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