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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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Past Review Eye Opening
I learned about a new culture, gained friends, had amazing adventures and did some really fun things (travel around Africa, went bunjee jumping, wine tasting, mountain hiking, ect) and most importantly, learned more about the world and about myself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
yes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences
I learned so much about different cultures, traditions, racial inequalities, philosophies, religions, medicine, etc. It was most definitely worthwhile and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. - Tulane University View Entire Review
Gained a greater appreciation for what I have and the short time I have with it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I don't even know where to begin. I feel like a much more mature person and also way more positive, like I can deal with anything life throws at me - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I have become more aware of my own strengths and weaknesses. I never realized how independent I was. - Providence College View Entire Review
Expanded my familiarity with foreign cultures. Made me feel more mature, more independent, more confident to travel. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Tiger Tiger
South Africa was amazing program just had too many rules. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned to complain less and take advantage of my education. My ideas about South Africa were challenged in several ways and I grew a lot because I made every effort to immerse myself in the local culture(s). My time there has heightened my desire to ensure that everyone has access to an excellent education as a way to reverse... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad helped me to become more independent and confident. It also opened me up to Africa. I knew little of South Africa before I went. But now I am in love with the country and I am much more interested in Africa. This program helped me realize just how complex South Africa is and often how misunderstood South Africa a... - Texas Christian University View Entire Review
I learned so much it is impossible to distill down into a few sentences. I deepened my understanding of not only myself, but the world around me and my place and role within that world. I gained a self assurance and confidence, a deepening knowledge of who I am, what I am capable of and what I am becoming. I learned how it is ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was the only person from my school to ever go on this program and I also went their knowing noone.. this helped me learn how to meet new people and live independtly. my travel skills have also become amazing. I am glad that I pushed myself to go to such an unusual place because it was probably the best thing I have ever done! - Providence College View Entire Review
YES. As I mentioned above, I cannot imagine having completed my time at DePauw without this experience. It has changed my outlook on life and I hope to return to Africa very soon. - DePauw University View Entire Review
Yes. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about another city. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Time Of My Life
In short, I learned more about myself and my love for independence and exploration. I spent a good deal of time exploring on my own. I was also thrilled to study in a place so naturally beautiful. I have a newfound appreciation for Mother Nature. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a superior feeling of independence and the ability to take care of myself. I also think I am much more confident in general with my ability to meet and get along with people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I gained a lot, not only academic knowledge from campus, but how to deal with cultural differences and connecting with people from drastically different backgrounds. I cannot possibly list everything I've learned but it consisted of valuable lessons about adaptability, open-mindedness, and risk-taking. - Fordham University View Entire Review
My time in South Africa was undoubtedly the best experience of my life. I gained a new perspective not only on South Africa, but on how the rest of the world views my own country. If students enter their study abroad with an open mind and curiosity they will definitely have a similar experience. While abroad I was surrounded by ... - Tulane University View Entire Review
It was the most amazing 4 months of my entire life. I was truly able to live in a different country and experience a different way of life. This forced and allowed me to grow into a much stronger, independent, and cultured individual. I learned an incredibly deal about myself and can't wait to do something like this again. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences
YES! - Trinity University View Entire Review
I want to go many more places in Africa now, and I really appreciate what I have now, not that I didn't before, but I now know how some people can truly have nothing. - DePauw University View Entire Review
Absolutely. While i have a lot of criticisms, it was one of the most wonderful things i have ever done. What I learned, in and out of school, cannot even be summarized here. I learned so much history, culture, music, and life lessons. Meeting new people, from a different lifestyle is a gift, and an important experience. It truly... View Entire Review
YES!!! 100% - Barnard College View Entire Review
I learned to look at things from an objective point of view - Wellesley 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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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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