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
OverviewClick to Open
Earn credits in Cape Town this January and witness the incredible changes taking place in this vibrant country. January in Cape Town features the course, From Rhodes to Mandela and from Apartheid to AIDS. The course is taught in English at 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
Past excursions and activities have included:
- 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 LifeClick to Open
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.
AcademicsClick to Open
January in Cape Town invites students to study From Rhodes to Mandela and from Apartheid to AIDS. Student study the historical, political, and economic transitions of South Africa, from a divided country to a more inclusive democracy.
CIEE Global Institute – Cape Town is located in the Rondebosch district, near the University of Cape Town campus.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
1 CIEE elective course
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
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.
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.
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.
Language of Instruction
CoursesClick to Open
January 2021 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
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.
Dates & FeesClick to Open
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.
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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.