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 Stellenbosch University. Volunteer opportunities are available during the Fa... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
Based on 7 Reviews
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September 16, 2018 Do The Unexpected!
Every minute was worthwhile. I grew so much as a person and had one of the best times of my life. - University of Northern Colorado View Entire Review
I gain a sense of independence being abroad. Before having the chance to go abroad I was not independent, I relied a lot on others. Being abroad essentially forced me to start handling things on my own without others input. - Lake Forest College View Entire Review
This experience actually helped me grow as an individual and gave me direction career wise. It was definitely worthwhile and I would do it al over again if I could. - Point Loma Nazarene University View Entire Review
I learned a plethora about myself, a lot about my country, a lot about humanity, and how I view/walk in the world every day. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review Be Here Now
I've become more independent and self-assured in my own abilities living on my own. I also was able to take advantage of many cultural activities throughout the semester so I fully believe I made the most out of the 5 months I was abroad. Without a doubt it was worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat! - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Stellenbosch - Stellenbosch University
I have learned what it means to be a global citizen. - Stonehill College View Entire Review
It was incredible worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and this beautiful, diverse nation. I came back to the US changed for the better, and desiring more travel and international experiences in the future. I am now looking into working abroad or domestically with international populations. I don't know exactly what the fu... - Marietta College View Entire Review
I learned to be more open minded and to try many new things. - University of Vermont View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Stellenbosch - Stellenbosch University
Very Worthwile, I've pretty much stated it all in previous answers at this point. - Providence College View Entire Review
This program changed my life. It has completely altered my future plans, and I actually want to consider graduate school in Africa now. It's not something I can easily explain to someone else, it's something that has to be experienced. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I know myself better and have a much broader worldview. I have different priorities and definitely want to travel more. The things I have learned and the people I have met will remain with me throughout my development, and this has helped to form my plans for what to do after college. - Providence College View Entire Review
I am beyond happy i chose to study abroad and particularly happy i chose to go to SA. I think i had one of the best experiences that is offered, and it is my hope that more people take this opportunity and that PC continues to offer this. It would be a mistake to take away the AIFS Stellenbosch experience because of what i have ... - Providence College View Entire Review
May 24, 2018 A Wake Up Call
I learned a lot about how big the world is, but also how small it is. I was encouraged to do a lot of self-reflection, which helped me learn about my biases and how my actions impact others. I was also here during the water crisis, so I learned how valuable natural resources are. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Stellenbosch - Study Abroad or Service Learning at Stellenbosch University
After this experience, I have learned to be more appreciative. Living in another country on my own has shown me that there is so much out there in the world and it has given me a new perspective on my life goals. This experience has humbled me and it has inspired me to travel more. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned how to adapt to my surroundings. When I talked with the locals in South Africa they would often times ask me about America. Everything in America works. I know thats a vague statement but it's true. The wifi in South Africa isn't always the greatest. Certain things aren't as fast as they are in America. The pace of lif... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!!!!!
I gained amazing friends and a taste for adventure. I've never done anything in my life that has been more worthwhile than this experience. - Iowa State University View Entire Review
I honestly couldn't have asked for a better trip. I felt like a different person, for the better, coming home. I would go back in a heartbeat, that country and the people I met will always be with me. View Entire Review
Choosing to study abroad in South Africa was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I learned so much about the culture and the country and I absolutely fell in love with it. I can only hope that one day I will make it back there. - High Point University View Entire Review
Past Review South Africa
Yes. South Africa is the mist beautiful place I've ever been. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Yes! I've gained so much from my time abroad, for example I'm much more independent than I was when I left. I traveled across South Africa with two girlfriends and when I got back we all just looked at each other were so proud of ourselves because we successfully traveled a foreign country and that's a huge thing! I've been a... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
realized how much of an impact the US has on other countries, was able to see how race can be a big factor for some people. - Nebraska Wesleyan University View Entire Review
It was extremely worthwhile. Not only did it make me appreciate my own country it made me realize what I want to do with my life. It helped me gain a focus on the reality of the world that I didn't have before. I will always be idealistic in my thinking but being abroad turned me into a bit more of a realist and I am forever tha... - Providence College View Entire Review
Yes - Providence College View Entire Review
It was a life changing experience. I would not trade it for anything. - Rice University View Entire Review

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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 Stellenbosch University. Volunteer opportunities are available during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. 

Located just 30 minutes from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is a culturally rich university town surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges. As South Africa’s second-oldest city, you can almost feel the history while strolling down its streets. Immerse yourself in South Africa’s culture through activities such as guided sightseeing tours, group meals and visits to Table Mountain and Robben Island. 

Over 50% of students receive financial assistance from AIFS in the form of grants or scholarships.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Botany, Plant Biology
  • Peace Studies, Conflict Resolution
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Health Sciences General
  • Political Science and Government
  • Economics
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Environmental Science
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • International Relations
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Sociology
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1964
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Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.

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