University of Cape Town: Cape Town - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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Founded in 1829, UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students. It is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the ... read more

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Love, compassion, and tolerance/acceptance for all things. South Africa Study Abroad redefined my definition of happiness and internal peace. The true method of knowledge is experiment. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Cape Town: Cape Town - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Yes this abroad experience was very worthwhile. I learned to appreciate and make the most out of what I have because sometimes we take that for granted. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
Experience - Bentley University View Entire Review
There is beauty in a lot of unlikely places. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
So much I can't even describe - Western Washington University View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I developed friendships that are valuable, i learned a great deal about a side of southern Africa I had yet to encounter. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Direct Enrollment: Cape Town - University of Cape Town
I was blind to how and what Africa would be, and what better way to experince it! I've never been so challenge in my life, but i've also never had a more rewarding, fulfilling experience. Understanding what it meant to really have a strong true culture was incredible, knowing what it was like to live in an African township was ... - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
Past Review
Yes. I learned a lot, and it was great to experience living and traveling in Africa. - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
This experience was fantastic and I would not want to miss it. It was in many ways completely different from my home university, which is an aspect I truly enjoyed. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Being in Southern Africa opened my eyes to a much different way of thinking. I met a lot of people with very different goals and mentalities than I was accustomed to, and I loved it. - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned independence and to take risks. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Cape Town: Cape Town - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned about poverty, I learned about the transition away from apartheid, I learned the strength some people have to stand up to the sometimes dominants remnants of racism. I learned of the natural beauty of Southern Africa and overall this life changing experience was the greatest thing I've been fortunate enough accomplish ... - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the struggles of apartheid and really tried to immerse myself into South African culture and gain real life experience. It was definitely worthwhile! I would go back if I could! - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
I absolutely loved the program and the country. I was origionally enrolled in one semester abroad, but after my first semester, I enrolled for a second. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
Would consider working, doing grad work in S. Africa for some time. Being there, such a different place than America, makes you realize that its all real. Everything you see on TV, hear about- the good, the bad, the beautiful- it all exists in S. Africa and if you go there, you couldn't miss it even if you hid in your room all s... - SUNY - Binghamton View Entire Review
Past Review
Extremely worthwhile. I learned a lot about the area, the people, etc. It was great to live in a place that is pretty different from my own home. There is no way to do this and not gain a broader perspective on the world and really learn some things about yourself. It was great to be in a city and country that really challenged ... - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review

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Founded in 1829, UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and effecting social change and development through its pioneering scholarship, faculty and students.

It is also renowned for its striking beauty, with its campus located at the foot of Table Mountain's Devil's Peak, with panoramic views of much of Cape Town.

UCT is very similar to the city of Cape Town: it has a vibrant, cosmopolitan community. It is a cultural melting pot where each person contributes their unique blend of knowledge and thinking. Our staff and students come from over 100 countries in Africa and the rest of the world. The university has also built links, partnerships and exchange agreements with leading African and international institutions that further enrich the academic, social and cultural diversity of our campus.

This heritage characterises the experience of studying at UCT, where our students are introduced to a life of leadership and service through social engagement. They also have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills by participating in the over 100 clubs and societies on campus, as well as in student governance.

As a university we are committed to producing graduates who are not only well-educated, but also mindful of the responsibilities of democratic citizenship. This is important as higher education in general has a duty to develop an educated and thoughtful citizenry, which is a critical element of a successful democracy. This is the basis upon which UCT makes its most profound contribution to the development and transformation of our society.

UCT's reputation for excellence is underpinned by its distinctive research, led by its distinguished faculty, many of whom are world-leaders in their field. Our researchers also teach and so ensure that our undergraduate and postgraduate students benefit directly from the latest scholarly work and discoveries.

Universities have the unique opportunity to influence the future of our society by educating and shaping the future leaders of the country - both in business and government. Our reputation as a leading research and teaching university is also embodied by the quality of our alumni, many of whom continue to make outstanding contributions to society.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Year Founded:
1829
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