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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 so many ways – from community service to visits to local theater, museums, ... read more

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I learned about many different cultures and it was very worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A real sense of worldly perspective. The protests did make me think about the education systems of South Africa and the US, as well as how systemic racism differs between the two countries. The concepts were complex and interesting, and the conversations I had were incredibly worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A greater sense of independence and a more worldly paradigm. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 28, 2016 Fastest Five Months
My semester in Cape Town was amazing and definitely too fast. A lot of people say that abroad changes you but I think that it really just makes you a better version of yourself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much studying abroad in a place that isn't so mainstream. It was the fastest 5 months of my life and I learned a lot about a country I had never really thought about. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
March 14, 2016 A 5 Month Adventure
I learned a lot about who I am as a person. It was very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
i learnt a lot about myself and gained much international experience - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about different cultures and perspectives through which people see the world. I learned a lot about the history and continuous struggles in South Africa. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
best independent experience i've ever had - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned that even though it might take a while to get used to a completely new place, it really is in your best interest to go out and explore and make new friends. Studying in Cape Town was definitely worthwhile and I only wish I had stepped out of my comfort zone and started exploring earlier. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
September 03, 2014 Wonderful
it live and travel by self - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 29, 2014 My Home In Cape Town
It was worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was extremely rewarding to go to Cape Town, and I never would have had the wonderful experience that I had without CIEE. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile - gave me a much broader perspective and appreciation for what we have in the US - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a broader understanding of race relations and historical influence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
So much... I learned so much about South Africa, Africa, racism, Apartheid, the world, myself, surfing and rock climbing, living on my own. Amazingly worthwhile. Arguably my best semester. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much, but some of the main lessons were how to be more tolerant, how to be more independent, encouragement to always try new things, and just generally about Cape Town's culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a new love for adventure and to get up and want to make the most of everyday. There is so much to do in Cape Town and I thoroughly took advantage of all of the opportunities. It is also historically incredibly interesting (and depressing at times) which makes for a culture that is unlike anywhere else in the world. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 15, 2015 Amazing But Difficult
A broader perpsective and an understanding of different worldviews. I also realized that the world is a complicated and difficult place and that - Middlebury College View Entire Review
People talk about how spending time abroad completely changes you and your perspective. For me, this was very untrue. Perhaps it is because I had the opportunity to live in multiple countries abroad growing up, but I am not sure. I found that being abroad gives you a better understanding of who you are by challenging and questio... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
An immense amount of personal growth. It was so worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 10, 2015 Adventure
definitely worthwhile gained a lot of independence, learned a lot about a whole new country and continent - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned quite a bit about my privilege as an American who attends a liberal arts school in a safe town--it is amazing that as a female I can walk outside after dark and feel safe (not true for so many women in Cape Town). Also opened my eyes to several aspects of white privilege that I had never considered before. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became more aware of international politics beyond the United States. Often times we limit ourselves to domestic affairs. But the events within the international community, such as South Africa, are also important. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I did a lot of new things that I had always wanted to do, I made incredible friends, I challenged myself and grew a lot as a person. I got to experience once in a lifetime things. - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review

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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 so many ways – from community service to visits to local theater, museums, and historical sites – and take rigorous courses at the University of Cape Town. Don’t miss this chance to have an adventure to remember, while gaining a comprehensive understanding of social relations in South Africa.

Study abroad in Cape Town and you'll:
- Choose from a range of course offerings at the University of Cape Town in commerce, engineering, humanities, and science
- Immerse yourself in the culture through a township homestay, volunteering, and independent study opportunities
- Live, interact, and study with African students in a society in transition
- Visit local theater, music, and dance productions; museums; rural cooperatives; and cricket and rugby matches

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  • Academic Year
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  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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