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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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I loved it. South Africa is awesome. I really want to go back. Going to Cape Town allowed me to explore Africa, which is probably the continent I will least likely get to travel to in the future (because everywhere else is easier and much more accessible to me). So I am glad I can check a region of the world of my list of places... - Clark University View Entire Review
Yes, absolutely! I learned so much about South Africa and other walks of life, and I also learned so much about myself and matured so much. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to adapt to my environment and not seem an ignorant American. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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Studying abroad was probably the best experience of my entire life. I met some of the most interesting people I have ever met, and saw things and places that I will never see anywhere else in the world. Cape Town is the most beautiful city I have ever been to. I hope to go back as soon as possible. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely. CIEE provided a bunch of cultural excursions to help us better understand the region and it's issues. I volunteered in two different places and was able to learn about the community from that perspective. The people on the program, as well as the local UCT students who lived with us were all incredibly open minded an... - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
Study abroad was an experience I needed, it helped me realize everything I still have to learn and I had a really great time exploring a new continent and getting to now the crazy cape townian culture. - Tulane University View Entire Review
I feel that Cape Town was the perfect place for me to be at this point in my life. I was in many ways incredibly independent there, more-so even than at Tulane, and I feel that I learned to rely on myself a lot more. I also greatly enjoyed seeing such a vibrant city, where cultures from such diverse areas of the world have meshe... View Entire Review
it was absolutely worthwhile. gained a better understanding of the world for the average citizen of the world, not the average citizen of the west. i got a chance to see how millions live without true and simple luxuries of life that we as westerners take for granted and consider essential. - Tulane University View Entire Review
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Yes yes yes. This is an experience I wouldn't trade for anything. It has been eye-opening, as well as ENDLESS fun. 6 months here and still not a dull moment. - Clark University View Entire Review
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I loved my experience and have a better understanding of world poverty and the way in which the world works. - Clark University 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
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  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • African Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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