South Africa school was hard! Past Review

By (International Business, University of Denver) for

ISA Study Abroad in Cape Town, South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

The university was hard for an abroad school if you take actual classes. If your taking African Dance and a bunch of electives you will be fine, but if you take classes for your major remember that UCT is in the Top 125 schools in the world.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program administration was great soooo helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Housing was okay, it is situated in a bad area but relatively safe.

* Food:

SA has everytype of food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you take regular safety precautions you will be totally fine if you dont, you may come into some problems.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students