Study Abroad in Cape Town
College Study Abroad
Explore Cape Town, South Africa
Juxtaposed against stunning mountains and seascapes is a developing nation striving for innovative solutions to solve vast economic, political, and social challenges.
Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and Open Campus Block programs include excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Cape Town, past excursions have included:
- Visits to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, built on top of the docks at the Port of Cape Town
- Cooking lessons for traditional foods from the Cape Malay, isiXhosa, and Afrikaans traditions
- Dance lessons drawn from local groups such as isiXhosa and amaZuluExploring iconic sites like Cape Peninsula, the Cape Flats, Robben Island, Table Mountain, and cultural hubs like Bo Kaap, Grabouw and District Six
WHERE STUDENTS STUDY
CIEE Cape Town
Our location in Cape Town is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block Network. CIEE Cape Town is located in the Rondebosch district, near the University of Cape Town campus.
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Established as South African College in 1829, UCT is internationally recognized as Africa’s leading research university, with beautiful grounds and attractive buildings. The UCT campus includes a range of commercial, medical, recreational, and sporting facilities.
INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERING
Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Cape Town, students can volunteer to tutor students in English and math, work on AIDS/HIV projects, and mentor troubled teens.
Study Abroad Programs in Cape Town
Currency Spoken Languages Available Transportation Famous Local Climate Places to Explore Airport Social Norms What to Pack
South African Rand
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
Metrorail, Golden Arrow Bus, Combi, feet
Lauren Beukes, author of Zoo City, which won the Arthur C. Clarke prize for Science Fiction in 2011
Warm, dry summers; cool wet winters
Table Mountain – dramatic plateau that forms a backdrop to Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
When greeting someone, it is considered impolite not to ask how they are – and you need to wait for an answer!
Backpack, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent
Places to Explore
What to Pack