Study Abroad in South Africa

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Study abroad students group picture in Capetown, South Africa

Our Open Campus Block Network center in vibrant Cape Town gives you so many options to study abroad in South Africa! Create a custom program that includes Cape Town, plus up to two other study-abroad destinations. Come for a semester of service learning, a year of arts and sciences study, or a summer exploring community development and social justice – and more!

Attend local theater, music, and dance productions; enjoy museum tours and visits to rural cooperatives; cheer for teams at a cricket or rugby match. Explore the wonders of Cape Peninsula. With homestays, cultural clubs, excursions and volunteering opportunities, CIEE study abroad in South Africa is a uniquely immersive international experience.

Study Abroad Programs in South Africa

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Design Your Own Program

With CIEE’s Open Campus Block programs, you’re in charge! You can design your semester abroad to include up to three dynamic locations - plus, select your academic focus and length of stay.



What People are Saying

  • "It has an unique aspect of allowing students to travel to multiple places. It also integrates the place that the student is studying in well into the classes which I think others should experience."

    Desirree A., George Washington University
  • "It is a great opportunity for deaf students who can get it with full access."

    Angie B., Gallaudet University
  • "The staff and the education I attained in two months will be forever in my heart and soul. I am a different person."

    Judy C., Lehman College
  • "There were a lot of really great excursions and the program was organized well. Also, the RAs and people who worked at the global institute were GREAT!"

    Sierra C., University of Washington
  • "Awesome experience studying abroad in another country."

    Tatum H., St Olaf College