Cape Town, South Africa

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Information for term Open Campus

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Aug 13 – Sep 22, 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Sep 24 – Nov 3, 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Nov 5 – Dec 15, 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 8 – Feb 17, 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Feb 19 – Mar 31, 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Apr 2 – May 12, 2018 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Aug 13 – Nov 3, 2018 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Sep 24 – Dec 15, 2018 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Aug 13 – Dec 15, 2018 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 8 – Mar 31, 2018 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Feb 19 – May 12, 2018 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 8 – May 12, 2018 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Take learning to new heights in Cape Town, where in the same day you can catch stunning views from Table Rock, explore a food lover’s paradise, and follow the threads of a tapestry woven from many cultures. It’s a stunning place to create a custom program that meets your precise needs, with a complex history that will stay with you always.

  • CREATE THE ULTIMATE PROGRAM

    with one, two, or three six-week blocks.

  • STAY IN CAPE TOWN, OR

    add blocks in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, or Rome.

  • EXPLORE MORE OF AFRICA

    with an eye-opening three-day study tour.

  • official languages

    11
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    2
  • curves of breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive

    114

Location & Culture

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Embark on a two-night/three-day study tour to a different region, like Johannesburg (a.k.a. Jozi or Joburg), or Durban, a bustling commercial and manufacturing center in one of the world’s busiest ports.
  • Stay with South African hosts for a weekend.
  • Soak up culture and history with visits to iconic places like Robben Island, the Cape Peninsula, and Cape Flats.
  • Catch a cricket or rugby match at Newlands Grounds, go on a whale-watch, or explore museums and local theatre and music.
  • Help disadvantaged communities by tutoring students, contributing to an AIDS/HIV effort, or mentoring teens – students say it’s a program highlight.  

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Enrich your experience with one of these optional academic projects:

  • Directed research. Design and complete research that answers a question you’re curious about.
  • Service-learning. Combine course-based learning with practical experience that benefits you and Cape Town communities. 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay
    Living with a South African family is the best way to maximize cultural immersion. Families live throughout the Cape Town area, and students take public transportation to and from the Global Institute.

    Shared apartment
    Students share apartments above the Global Institute with other CIEE participants and Resident Assistants (RAs). There is a combination of both single and double rooms within the apartments. These are allocated randomly. Students share kitchen and other facilities with five to 10 students. All residents of the apartments share basic cleaning duties. 

  • MEALS

    Homestay
    Breakfast and dinner are provided on weekdays. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on weekends. Students are responsible for lunch on weekdays.

    Shared apartment
    Students are responsible for all meals. They can prepare their own meals at their apartment, or eat at the many restaurants on the Global Institute block. 

Cape Town, South Africa

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE GLOBAL INSTITUTE

     

  • B

    UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

     

  • C

    Getting Around

    Students walk or use public transportation.

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What you need to know

The program details

Students select one of six academic tracks and enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students unique flexibility to stay in Cape Town for all or part of their time abroad, or add study at other CIEE Global Institutes for a broader view of the world. 

Classes are held at the CIEE Global Institute. The Institute includes classrooms, a lounge, a tech area, WiFi, and experienced staff that support day-to-day life in Cape Town.

Our strong relationships with Cape Town’s most-respected universities and research institutions allows us to offer top-quality courses, taught by local faculty. A core group of CIEE faculty members serve as professors and for coordinate academic projects, working with CIEE resident staff to arrange guest lectures, excursions, activities, and more.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. Classes are scheduled Monday to Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week, in addition to required excursions that complement coursework.

  • GRADING

    Students are graded on class participation, attendance, homework assignments, and projects exams, and/or presentations. CIEE reports grades U.S.-style, with letter grades.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit per course: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours
  • Total credit per block: 6 semester/9 quarter credits
  • Contact hours: 45 per course 

Students take two courses from one of five academic tracks during each six-week block. 

FALL 2018 COURSES

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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.

Courses offered in Cape Town are listed below by block and track; course list is subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours, credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits, unless otherwise noted in the syllabus.

 “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

BLOCK I

Business

Global And Community Health

International Relations And Political Science

Language, Literature, And Culture

Sustainability And Environmental Sciences

Block II

Business

Communications, Journalism, And New Media

Global And Community Health

Language, Literature, And Culture

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Each Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s academic track, project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.

Students may participate in an Academic Project in block II or III. To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project in order to prepare for and plan the placement.

BLOCK III

BUSINESS

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE

SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Each Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s academic track, project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.

Spring 2018 Courses

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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.

“GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

BLOCK 1

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

BUSINESS

COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA

  • (GI) COMM 3301 CTSA: Intercultural Communication and Leadership

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

BLOCK 2

 LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

BUSINESS

COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Academic Projects

  • (GI) SVCL 3701 CTSA: Service–Learning Project
  • (GI) INDR 4901 CTSA : Directed Independent Research

BLOCK 3

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

BUSINESS

COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Academic Projects

  • (GI) SVCL 3701 CTSA: Service–Learning Project
  • (GI) INDR 4901 CTSA : Directed Independent Research

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight study tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

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.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Spring Block I 2018 6 weeks Spring Blocks I, II 2018 12 weeks Spring Blocks I, II, III 2018 18 weeks Spring Block II 2018 6 weeks Spring Blocks II, III 2018 12 weeks Spring Block III 2018 6 weeks Fall Block I 2018 6 weeks Fall Blocks I, II 2018 12 weeks Fall Blocks I, II, III 2018 18 weeks Fall Block II 2018 6 weeks Fall Blocks II, III 2018 12 weeks Fall Block III 2018 6 weeks

Application Due

Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018 Apr 15, 2018

Start Date

Jan 8, 2018 Jan 8, 2018 Jan 8, 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Feb 19, 2018 Apr 2, 2018 Aug 13, 2018 Aug 13, 2018 Aug 13, 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Nov 5, 2018

End Date

Feb 17, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 May 12, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 May 12, 2018 May 12, 2018 Sep 22, 2018 Nov 3, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Nov 3, 2018 Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

Fees & Housing

$6,850
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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 = $4,862 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,850

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $900

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $135

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,617

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$12,850
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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 = $9,341 **

Housing = $3,042 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,850

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $270

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $1,900

Total Estimated Costs = $5,702

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$17,850
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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 = $12,820 **

Housing = $4,563 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,850

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $2,700

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $405

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $2,850

Total Estimated Costs = $7,787

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$6,850
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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 = $4,862 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,850

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $900

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $135

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,617

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$12,850
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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 = $9,341 **

Housing = $3,042 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,850

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $270

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $1,900

Total Estimated Costs = $5,702

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

$6,850
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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 = $4,862 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,850

Estimated Costs

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

Meals not included in program fee = $900

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $135

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,617

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

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

*** students placed in homestays will have breakfast and dinner provided during the week and three meals a day on weekends

for students in on-campus residence hall; homestay students should budget $360 per Block for meals not included in fees

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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