Study Abroad in Africa

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With imitable history, scenery and cultural offerings, few regions offer a study abroad experience that is more challenging or more rewarding.

From a public health program in Botswana – with its diamond-strong pula and lush Okavango oasis – to social entrepreneurship in Ghana – the namesake of West Africa’s first great empire – with CIEE study abroad in Africa, the question isn’t simply what to study, but where?

All of our Africa programs integrate rigorous coursework with cultural engagement, including direct enrolment options at local universities, excursions to museums and game reserves, volunteer opportunities and weeklong homestays with local families.

So whether you choose North Africa’s colorful, diverse Morocco or South Africa, with its extensive opportunities to learn and serve, CIEE has the study abroad program to take you there.


  • Botswana

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

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  • Ghana

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

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  • Morocco

    Experience the culture through homestays, volunteering opportunities, and excursions.

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  • South Africa

    Experience homestays, cultural clubs, excursions, and volunteering opportunities with CIEE.

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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!