Cape Town, South Africa

Open Campus Block

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Information for term Open Campus Block

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Aug 12 – Sep 21, 2019 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per Block semester hours / 9 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Dates: Aug 17 – Sep 26, 2020 (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: Sep 23 – Nov 2, 2019 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per Block semester hours / 9 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Dates: Sep 28 – Nov 7, 2020 (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: Nov 4 – Dec 14, 2019 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per Block semester hours / 9 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Dates: Nov 9 – Dec 19, 2020 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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October 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 6 – Feb 15, 2020 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Feb 17 – Mar 28, 2020 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Mar 30 – May 9, 2020 (6 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: Aug 12 – Nov 2, 2019 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per Block semester hours / 9 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Dates: Aug 17 – Nov 7, 2020 (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: Sep 23 – Dec 14, 2019 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per Block semester hours / 9 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Dates: Sep 28 – Dec 19, 2020 (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: Aug 12 – Dec 14, 2019 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per Block semester hours / 9 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • Dates: Aug 17 – Dec 19, 2020 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 6 – Mar 28, 2020 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Feb 17 – May 9, 2020 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per block semester hours / 9 per block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 6 – May 9, 2020 (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: Aug 12, 2019 – May 9, 2020 (39 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 per Block semester hours / 9 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Now an international tourist destination, Cape Town is a gracious host, leaving visitors a lifetime of memories. Discover the Mother City’s many jewels by customizing your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block Program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. In Cape Town you’ll immerse yourself in the vibrant student community of the University of Cape Town, located in the Rondebosch district, a quaint residential district with easy access to restaurants, cafés and shops.

Stay in Cape Town the entire time or spend other blocks at our Global Institute locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Yucatán, Monteverde, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, and Sydney.

  • 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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With a glorious climate and natural draws like Table Mountain and stunning beaches, it’s no wonder Cape Town is Africa’s number-one tourist destination. Day and night, this multicultural city offers much to do: water sports, mountaineering, nightclubs, and restaurants. As a microcosm of many African countries in transition, Cape Town also illuminates the issues of joining the global economy while grappling with vast socioeconomic inequalities born from its colonial and apartheid heritage.

The Culture

STUDY TOURS

Embark on a two-night/three-day study tour included in your program. Discover South Africa’s winelands outside of Cape Town and learn why French Huguenots emigrated there in the 17th century. Or, perhaps stare in to the starry night sky in the Northern Cape Province where the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) scans the universe for galaxies millions of light-years away.

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the iconic Robben Island or soak up some of South Africa’s natural beauty on Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula or nearby Clifton Beach. Afterwards, catch a cricket or rugby match at Newlands Grounds with friends.  
  • Engage with local community organisations by tutoring, mentoring, or volunteering your time – 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 allows you to interact with Cape Town communities. 

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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 three to six 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

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    CIEE GLOBAL INSTITUTE

     

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    Getting Around

    Students walk or use public transportation.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

Students enroll in one, two, or three six-week blocks, taking two courses during each block. This program gives students the flexibility to stay in Cape Town the entire time or spend other blocks at our Global Institute locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatán.

Students may select one of six academic tracks: Business; Communications, Journalism, and New Media; Global and Community Health; International Relations and Political Science; Language, Literature, and Culture; or STEM and Society. 

Classes are held at the CIEE Global Institute. The Institute includes classrooms, a lounge, several common rooms suitable for study and relaxation, a tech area, Wi-Fi, and experienced staff that supports 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 coordinate academic projects, working with CIEE resident staff to arrange guest lectures, excursions, field trips, co-curricular activities, and more.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two or three times per week, and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

  • GRADING

    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and mid-term and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

  • Academic Culture

    Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Cape Town when classes are in session and plan trips for the long weekends in between blocks.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15 U.S. semester/22.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

Course Notes

  • Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations.
  • Use the Course Comparison Tools to compare classes offered across all Open Campus programs for each block:
  • Mobile students studying for three blocks who wish to complete a lab course (offered in London, Monteverde, and Yucatán) will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.

Academic Projects

  • Each Academic Project (Service-Learning and Directed Independent Research) placement will be designed based on the student’s 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 applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and secure placement. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.

Language Classes

  • No credit-bearing Afrikaans or isiXhosa language courses are available.
  • Students may add a non-credit “Survival isiXhosa” or “Survival Afrikaans” course to their course load during the on-site orientation.

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.

FALL 2019 COURSES

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Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

Use our Fall 2019 Course Comparison Tool to compare classes offered across all Open Campus locations for each block.

BLOCK I

BUSINESS 

COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

BLOCK II

BUSINESS 

COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM AND NEW MEDIA

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE

STEM AND SOCIETY

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 applying for an Academic Project will be required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.

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. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III. CIEE Academic Projects are approximately 120 total hours of service-learning, or independent research hours, plus 15 hours of meetings with CIEE faculty advisors, for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits. Interested students enroll in the accompanying class:

BLOCK III

BUSINESS 

COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE

STEM AND SOCIETY

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 applying for an Academic Project will be required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.

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. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III. CIEE Academic Projects are approximately 120 total hours of service-learning, or independent research hours, plus 15 hours of meetings with CIEE faculty advisors, for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits. Interested students enroll in the accompanying class:

SPRING 2020 COURSES

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Courses are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

Use our Spring 2020 Course Comparison Tool to compare classes offered across all Open Campus locations for each block.

BLOCK I

BUSINESS

COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE

BLOCK II

BUSINESS 

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE

STEM AND SOCIETY

  • (GI) ENVI 2003 CTSA: Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Each Academic Project placement is 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 receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience. Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.

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. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III. CIEE Academic Projects are approximately 120 total hours of service learning, or independent research hours, plus 15 hours of meetings with CIEE faculty advisors, for 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits. Interested students enroll in the accompanying class:

BLOCK III

BUSINESS 

COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE

  • NONCR AFKS CTSA: Survival Afrikaans

STEM AND SOCIETY

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Each Academic Project placement is 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 receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience. Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.

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. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either block II or III. CIEE academic projects are approximately 120 total hours of service learning, or independent research hours, plus 15 hours of meetings with CIEE faculty advisors, for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits. Interested students enroll in the accompanying class:

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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • 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 & 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.

In blocks I and II, courses and formal activities end on the last Thursday of the block, and in block III, on the last Friday. Students are free to use the time between blocks as they choose, either remaining in their location or using the time for their own travel pursuits. Students changing locations must check into their new Global Institute by the first Monday of the block for local orientation, with classes starting on the first Wednesday of each block. In all cases, students are provided with continuous accommodation, and should speak with CIEE staff for more details.

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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or 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.

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Program

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Fees & Housing

Fall Block I 2019 6 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 12, 2019 Sep 21, 2019
Fall Blocks I, II 2019 12 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 12, 2019 Nov 2, 2019
Fall Blocks I, II, III 2019 18 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 12, 2019 Dec 14, 2019
Fall Block II 2019 6 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 23, 2019 Nov 2, 2019
Fall Blocks II, III 2019 12 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 23, 2019 Dec 14, 2019
Fall Block III 2019 6 weeks Deadline Passed Nov 4, 2019 Dec 14, 2019
OC Academic Year 2019-2020 39 weeks Deadline Passed Aug 12, 2019 May 9, 2020
$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.

International Airfare = $1,450

Visa Fees = $207 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $1,657

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

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

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

†† Students staying a full semester in Cape Town require a visa

Spring Block I 2020 6 weeks Oct 1, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
$5,950
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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 = $3,962 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $990

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $275 †††

Books & Supplies = $110

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $1,050

Total Estimated Costs = $3,957

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.

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

††† Students typically prefer to use Uber for their private transport and should budget accordingly.

Spring Blocks I, II 2020 12 weeks Oct 1, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 Mar 28, 2020
$11,900
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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 = $8,391 **

Housing = $3,042 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,900

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 = $1,980

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $550 †††

Books & Supplies = $220

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $2,100

Total Estimated Costs = $6,382

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.

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

††† Students typically prefer to use Uber for their private transport and should budget accordingly.

Spring Blocks I, II, III 2020 18 weeks Oct 1, 2019 Jan 6, 2020 May 9, 2020
$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 = $2,970

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $825 †††

Books & Supplies = $330

Visa Fees = $207 ††††

Personal expenses = $3,150

Total Estimated Costs = $8,932

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.

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

††† Students typically prefer to use Uber for their private transport and should budget accordingly.

†††† Students staying a full semester in Cape Town require a visa

Spring Block II 2020 6 weeks Nov 1, 2019 Feb 17, 2020 Mar 28, 2020
$5,950
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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 = $3,962 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $990

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $275 †††

Books & Supplies = $110

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $1,050

Total Estimated Costs = $3,957

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.

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

*** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

††† Students typically prefer to use Uber for their private transport and should budget accordingly.

Spring Blocks II, III 2020 12 weeks Nov 1, 2019 Feb 17, 2020 May 9, 2020
$11,900
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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 = $8,391 **

Housing = $3,042 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,900

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 = $1,980

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $550 †††

Books & Supplies = $220

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $2,100

Total Estimated Costs = $6,382

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.

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

††† Students typically prefer to use Uber for their private transport and should budget accordingly.

Spring Block III 2020 6 weeks Nov 1, 2019 Mar 30, 2020 May 9, 2020
$5,950
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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 = $3,962 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 = $990

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $275 †††

Books & Supplies = $110

Visa Fees = $82

Personal expenses = $1,050

Total Estimated Costs = $3,957

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.

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

††† Students typically prefer to use Uber for their private transport and should budget accordingly.

Fall Block I 2020 6 weeks May 1, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 Sep 26, 2020
$5,950
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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 = $3,962 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

Fall Blocks I, II 2020 12 weeks May 1, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
$11,900
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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 = $8,391 **

Housing = $3,042 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,900

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 $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

Fall Blocks I, II, III 2020 18 weeks May 1, 2020 Aug 17, 2020 Dec 19, 2020
$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 $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

Fall Block II 2020 6 weeks May 1, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
$5,950
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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 = $3,962 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

Fall Blocks II, III 2020 12 weeks May 1, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Dec 19, 2020
$11,900
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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 = $8,391 **

Housing = $3,042 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $11,900

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 $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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

Fall Block III 2020 6 weeks May 1, 2020 Nov 9, 2020 Dec 19, 2020
$5,950
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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 = $3,962 **

Housing = $1,521 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,950

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 $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global 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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