CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences

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Take your arts and sciences studies a step further with study abroad in South Africa. Cape Town is all about exploring the wonders of nature while learning about contemporary South African society. The prestigious University of Cape Town (UCT) is ... read more

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An immense amount of personal growth. It was so worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review 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
Past Review Amazinggggggg
everything, and absolutly - Clark University - Worcester View Entire Review
I learned to be independent in a way I never knew I needed or wanted to be. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much I don't know where to begin. I learned to cook for myself, I learned how to be a much more independent student, I learned that I really love Biology (I fell in love with learning about animal locomotion). It was an amazing experience and I am so glad I did it - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I can't really put into words everything I learned abroad. It was an amazing opportunity to live in a part of the world that most people never get to see. It was really a perspective changing 5 months that was completely worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned a lot in the classroom, definitely a lot of work, but lived very independently. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I have met some amazing people that I will be in touch with forever, and have learned so much about the African culture after living here. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Past Review Surreal
I gained a deeper understanding about a country that I would have never necessarily known or cared about otherwise. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College 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
Past Review Wonderful
it live and travel by self - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences
Learned that I am a world traveler and meeting new people and exposure to new cultures and places is very important to me. Studying abroad was worthwhile. Being able to interact first-hand with a culture instead of reading about it is a phenomenal experience. - Barnard College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the history and culture of South Africa, while becoming more confident and adventurous as I explored it! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I learned all about the culture of Cape Town and the history behind an amazingly determined country. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
New perspective, better understanding of a different part of the world and a different culture and history. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about South African history and society and it helped me reflect on my life as an African American living in the USA. It was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Go To Cape Town!
I learned a ton about South Africa/ Southern Africa while able to have oodles of fun. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Time Of My Life
It was amazing. I grew up so much, as you are required to do going to a different place with a different culture. Cape Town is amazing and so beautiful. I made amazing friends and had the best time. - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Take your arts and sciences studies a step further with study abroad in South Africa. Cape Town is all about exploring the wonders of nature while learning about contemporary South African society. The prestigious University of Cape Town (UCT) is CIEE’s partner school and your host for coursework in English on anthropology, business, economics, engineering, history, liberal arts, linguistics, literature, media, science, and more. All courses are complemented with CIEE activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and enhance intercultural understanding.

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  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $4,000!

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

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