Cape Town, South Africa

January in Cape Town

Study Economics of Wine or From Rhodes to Mandela and From Apartheid to AIDS
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Information for term January in Cape Town

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2020
  • Dates: Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 18, 2021
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Earn credits in Cape Town this January and witness the incredible changes taking place in this vibrant country. January in Cape Town features two course offerings: From Rhodes to Mandela and from Apartheid to AIDS, or Economics of Wine. Both courses are taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Cape Town and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

The Takeaways

  • STUDY IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY

    of the summer season in the Southern Hemisphere

  • GAIN INSIGHT

    into the historical and political transition from Apartheid (segregation) to a democratic South African society

  • CAPITALS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    3
  • FIRST DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA: NELSON MANDELA

    1994
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA

    11

Location & Culture

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The beautiful coastal city of Cape Town, with its glorious beaches and mountains, is called many names: the Mother City; the Cape of Good Hope; the Cape of Storm; and the Gateway to Africa. Cape Town is two worlds in one. From wealthy developments with great shopping centers to vibrant townships, there’s never a shortage of things to do and experience in Cape Town – especially for those on a student budget. 

Excursions & Activities

Excursions & Activities

  • Robben Island Museum
  • District Six Museum
  • Table Mountain
  • Township visit
  • Walking tour of Cape Town
  • Visiting the District Six Museum
  • Township tour of Langa and Gugulethu
  • Visiting the South African Museum
  • Visiting the Slave Lodge
  • Volunteering in a Township

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Daily Life

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  • Housing

    Apartments: Students will live in CIEE apartment-style housing in the area of Rodenbosch. This is at the foot of Devil’s Peak and Table Mountain. Shared apartments with double rooms include 24/7 security, cable TV, a communal lounge, and laundry facility. The apartments are close to restaurants and shops and are conveniently located in the same building as the CIEE Global Institute.

  • Meals

    Meals are not included. Students prepare meals in their apartments.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

January in Cape Town invites students to select from two courses: From Rhodes to Mandela and from Apartheid to AIDS, or Economics of Wine. Students who select From Rhodes to Mandela and from Apartheid to AIDS study the historical, political, and economic transitions of South Africa, from a divided country to a more inclusive democracy. Students who select Economics of Wine explore the historical labor practices that continue to shape the ways in which this industry functions in post-apartheid South Africa.

CIEE Global Institute – Cape Town is located in the Rondebosch district, near the University of Cape Town campus.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Courses taught at CIEE Global Institute - Cape Town are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

  • GRADING

    Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Independent learning and active participation in class are necessary to achieve satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
1 CIEE elective course

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals for students living in homestays
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to South African culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

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Fees & Housing

January 2020 Deadline Passed Jan 2, 2020 Jan 22, 2020
$3,350
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $1,570 **

Housing = $1,433

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $70

Books & Supplies = $30

Personal expenses = $770

Total Estimated Costs = $2,020

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

r?ound-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

January 2021 Nov 1, 2020 Dec 28, 2020 Jan 18, 2021

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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