iXperience Cape Town is an intense 6-week, 6-credit career-acceleration program for ambitious students who wish to learn industry-relevant skills, and boost their CVs with an impactful internship, all while exploring Africa's gem.iXperience in Cap... read more
Product Management taught me a lot of soft skills that I wouldn't have been able to learn otherwise. Reyvant Tambi - Purdue University View Entire Review
Last summer, I participated in an abroad course and internship with iXperience. I did it in Cape Town with the Product Management course and it is one of the programs that prepared me to secure my internship at EY this upcoming summer! I spent my first four weeks developing my own product idea with a team of four students who ... Sofia - Wake Forest University View Entire Review
So quick background on me: I was a college junior majoring in a non-business and non-tech field and I remember frantically searching for a summer opportunity that would educate me in these two sectors, while simultaneously ensuring that I would have funnest time. Honestly, it's really competitive out there - getting an interview... Catherine Tran - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
Learned to code from scratch... although I’d suggest doing some basic coding before the course as I stayed late the first two weeks to catch up. Can be done with no prior experience, I am proof. Richard - University of Sussex View Entire Review
the biggest value was from all the people and connections i made. then the beautiful site seeing, and then finally the educational aspect. Gemma Sheehan - York University - Outbound View Entire Review
I live in Cape Town. Emile Maree - University of Cape Town View Entire Review
I gained both practical skills and a network of students from around the world. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Being abroad made me more aware of the day to day. Outside of my comfort zone, I took in more and was eager to take in any knowledge given to me. A student - University of Virginia View Entire Review
Financial modeling skills, friends, more fluent english skills, team work skills, positivity A student - Loyola University Chicago View Entire Review
South Africa has deep socioeconomic rifts that have not made much progress since apartheid ended. Witnessing this first hand and the efforts to improve the country was an invaluable experience. Jake Edwards - University of Virginia View Entire Review
For sure worthwhile. Experiences you cant get anywhere else. Salomon Serfati - University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I learnt new knowledge and experienced a lot I've never done before including surfing Yuqi Zhang - Carnegie Mellon University View Entire Review
Taking risks A student - Universidad de Navarra / University of Navarra View Entire Review
I learned all about life in South Africa and product management A student - University of Virginia View Entire Review
I learned the importance of a product manager and their place in business and tech. Griffin Thompson - University of Virginia View Entire Review
I learned iOS development, a valuable, in-demand skill. As part of my internship, I built an iPhone app that a company will use as their main product/service in South Africa. Not many juniors in college can say that. I also learned so much about Cape Town and South Africa. The history and culture of South Africa is rich and Amer... A student - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Apart from my improved grasp of excel, I think I became more open to new and exciting experiences on this trip. Before going to Cape Town, I vowed that I would not bungee jump from Bloukrans Bridge, but last week I (somewhat hesitantly) did just that while on the Garden Route. I also went paragliding, shark cage diving, and surf... Chase Evans - University of Virginia View Entire Review
iXperience Cape Town is an intense 6-week, 6-credit career-acceleration program for ambitious students who wish to learn industry-relevant skills, and boost their CVs with an impactful internship, all while exploring Africa's gem.
iXperience in Cape Town offers seven course+internship options, academically sponsored by the University of Virginia:
Full Stack Coding
All of our programs begin with a week of Global Studies immersion into your chosen city. Take classes about the city's history, culture, and current events to understand your context.
Then, you'll hit the ground running with high-intensity classes that push you to learn in a boot-camp style environment. Courses blend foundation theory with practical skills. After two weeks of training, you'll be matched with a local company and tasked to work on one of their projects for three weeks. This gives you a taste of professional life—as well as concrete deliverables you can add to your resume to show future employers.
More than that, throughout, you’ll get to explore Cape Town, Africa's crown jewel, along with a diverse group of fellow students from around the world. After the program, you'll join our active network of talented alumni – many of whom have gone on to work for the likes of Apple, Google, McKinsey and more.
*Credit transfer will depend on your university's policy.
Apply for our 2020 program now.