Information for term January in Cape Town
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2020
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
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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.
STUDY IN SOUTH AFRICA
EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY
of the summer season in the Southern Hemisphere
into the historical and political transition from Apartheid (segregation) to a democratic South African society
CAPITALS IN SOUTH AFRICA3
FIRST DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA: NELSON MANDELA1994
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES IN SOUTH AFRICA11
Location & CultureClick to Open
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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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 are not included. Students prepare meals in their apartments.
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What you need to knowThe 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.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.
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Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
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.
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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.
- 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
Fees & Housing
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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.