Study Abroad in Africa

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Complex history. Beautiful scenery. Cultural traditions. Few regions offer an experience that is more challenging or rewarding than studying abroad in Africa.

Perhaps you choose a public health program in Botswana – with its diamond-strong pula and lush Okavango oasis – or maybe you're interested in social entrepreneurship in Ghana – the namesake of West Africa’s first great empire. Maybe you want to explore North Africa’s colorful, diverse Morocco or are drawn to the affordable, lively lifestyle of South Africa. With extensive opportunities to learn, intern, and volunteer, CIEE has the study abroad program in Africa that's right for you.

How to Study Abroad in Africa

With several study abroad programs in Africa, CIEE provides you with a broad range of courses, cultural excursions to key historic sites, volunteer opportunities, and weeklong homestays with local families! All of this can be yours if you start a study abroad application today! With CIEE study abroad in Africa, the question isn’t simply what to study, but where?

Countries to Study Abroad in Africa

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    Explore national parks and the Kalahari Desert while immersing yourself in the culture of Botswana.

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    Live in a homestay, volunteer, and participate on excursions to museums, islands, botanical gardens, waterfalls, and more.

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  • sunset in morocco at famous historical site


    Experience Moroccan culture through homestays, volunteering opportunities, excursions, and more.

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  • aerial view of cape town south africa

    South Africa

    Study abroad in South Africa with CIEE and earn college credit abroad in Cape Town.

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Design Your Own Program

With CIEE's open campus model, you can design your very own study abroad semester program to include up to three different locations. Feel free to build your own program using our custom study abroad tool, spin the globe, or take a look at experiences around some of our most popular open campus combinations!