Cape Town, South Africa

Open Campus Block

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Information for term Open Campus Block

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Dates: Aug 14 – Sep 23, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 26 – Nov 5, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Dates: Sep 25 – Nov 4, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Nov 7 – Dec 17, 2022 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Dates: Nov 6 – Dec 16, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – Feb 11, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Dates: Feb 13 – Mar 25, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Dates: Mar 27 – May 6, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Dates: Aug 14 – Nov 4, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 26 – Dec 17, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Dates: Sep 25 – Dec 16, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Dates: Aug 14 – Dec 16, 2023 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – Mar 25, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2022
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Dates: Feb 13 – May 6, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – May 6, 2023 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Situated on the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Town is a magical destination you can call home for one block – or up to three blocks – of your study abroad adventure through CIEE's Open Campus Block program.

Spend six weeks - or up to 18 - studying history, politics, literature, film, gender studies, communication, community health, international relations, STEM, and more in English at CIEE Cape Town. Between classes, you're encouraged to explore Cape Town's 72 khaki-colored beaches, eat your fill of braai (BBQ), participate in excursions organized by CIEE, and form connections in the University of Cape Town's vibrant student community, conveniently located in the quaint residential Rondebosch district, near shops, cafés, and restaurants galore.

BUILD YOUR STUDY ABROAD ADVENTURE
Designed for students who require a flexible study abroad experience, CIEE's Open Campus Block program was thoughtfully structured to be completely customizable. Select one, two, or three six-week blocks per term at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Choose from Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Yucatan. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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  • CREATE THE ULTIMATE PROGRAM

    with one, two, or three six-week blocks

  • STAY IN CAPE TOWN, OR

    add blocks in other Open Campus Block locations

  • EXPLORE MORE OF AFRICA

    with eye-opening excursions in the region

  • official languages

    11
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    2
  • HEIGHT OF TABLE MOUNTAIN

    1,086 m

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 locations in transition, Cape Town illuminates the issues of joining the global economy while grappling with vast socioeconomic inequalities born during its colonial and apartheid heritage. CIEE Cape Town is conveniently located in the heart of the student suburb of Rondebosch, a short drive away from mountains, beaches, and vibrant local communities.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Cape Town.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

Featured Excursion:  

 Visit the most southwestern point of the African continent, the Cape of Good Hope, stopping along the way to see the African penguins in Simonstown.  On this day trip, you explore the beauty of the south peninsula and have fun browsing shops and stalls at the vibrant Hout Bay market. 

Other activities and study tours:  

  • Explore iconic sites like Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.  
  • Channel your inner chef at a fun Food Jam with fellow students. 
  • Join local fans at a sports stadium to watch cricket or rugby.  
  • See culture come to life with art on First Thursdays, theater, music, and other productions.  
  • Visit local communities to experience daily life in marginalized townships.  
     

Please note: This list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. 

SERVICE LEARNING OR VOLUNTEERING

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.  

Even if you don’t enroll in a service class, you can still volunteer in local community impact projects organized by the CIEE student life team. 

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

     Open Campus students live in comfortable single-room apartments that are a 10-minute walk from CIEE Cape Town. They share the residence with other CIEE Study Aboard participants, as well as local and international students attending various universities and colleges across the city. All the rooms are fully furnished and include an ensuite bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a wall-mounted TV. The accommodation also offers a fully equipped gym, a laundry facility on each floor, and a recreational social space on the ground floor for free time. Students can enjoy social interaction with their peers in a variety of communal areas and can also appreciate the quiet spaces that allow them to study on their own or work on tasks in a group. 

  • MEALS

    Apartments 
    Students are responsible for all meals. They can prepare their own meals at their apartment or eat at the many restaurants in the vicinity. 

Cape Town, South Africa

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE Cape Town

     

  • B

    Getting Around

    Students walk or use Uber. Public transportation is not reliable nor recommended.

  • C

    Cape Town Stadium

    Sports and concert venue

What People are Saying

  • "It has an unique aspect of allowing students to travel to multiple places. It also integrates the place that the student is studying in well into the classes which I think others should experience."

    Desirree A., George Washington University
  • "I love the flexibility of CIEE and how smoothly it is run"

    Claire C., George Washington University
  • "The overwhelming support I got from staff was amazing, very genuine good-hearted people"

    Pauline S., Marymount University
  • "Staff and classes are great"

    Skyler C., University of Rhode Island

Academics

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Academics

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 Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris,  Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Sydney, and Yucatán.

Students may select one of seven academic tracks: Art and Architecture; 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 CIEE Cape Town. The center includes classrooms, a lounge, 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.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program 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.

Program Credit

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-27 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
    • lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 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

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE: Cape Town 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. Some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location.

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.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

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 Block programs for each block:
  • Students studying for three blocks who wish to complete a lab course will be required to opt out of one course to remain within the program credit range.
  • Many CIEE courses are available in multiple CIEE locations. To help ensure you are able to enroll in the courses you need, some courses may be facilitated as a Hybrid course by an instructor from a location that is separate from your own. In a Hybrid course, you will learn either face-to-face or online, depending on your location. However, regardless of your location, you will apply what you learn from the instructor and course materials in your location. Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE” – open the syllabus to see the instruction location, if known.

Hybrid Courses
Some CIEE courses are offered in hybrid format to make them available at multiple program locations and increase your course choices. A hybrid class is taught synchronously in a classroom in one location, and students in the program at other CIEE locations join live online. All students have the same instructor and meet as one class. Co-curricular activities are tailored to each student’s location to promote local, experiential and intercultural learning for all. The Course Comparison Tool shows the location of instruction for all classes and from what program locations the course can be taken. Hybrid courses can be identified in the course list as those whose course codes end in “CIEE”. Otherwise the courses are offered at the one indicated location only.

 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.

 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.

Fall 2022 CIEE Courses

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Fall Block I

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
(GI) COMM 3301 CIEE: Intercultural Communication and Leadership
English
3

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Fall Block II

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Fall Block III

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring 2022 CIEE Courses

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Spring Block I

Art and Architecture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block II

Art and Architecture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block III

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

Spring 2023 CIEE Courses

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Spring Block I

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block II

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Communications, Journalism, and New Media Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit
Spring Block III

Business Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Global and Community Health Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

International Relations and Political Science Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Language, Literature, and Culture Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit

STEM and Society Track

Course
Language
Semester Credit
 
Course
Language
Semester Credit

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 originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • 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 Open Campus Block Network center 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.

 

 

Program

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End Date

Fees & Housing

Fall Block II 2022 6 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 26, 2022 Nov 5, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $900

Other = $80 ††††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,620

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

accommodation is self-catering; students who prefer not to cook will spend more on restaurants / convenience meals

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

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

†††† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Fall Blocks II, III 2022 12 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 26, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$12,500
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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 = $10,106 **

Housing = $1,900 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $12,500

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 = $500 †††

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $1,800

Other = $80 ††††

Total Estimated Costs = $5,710

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

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

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

†††† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Fall Block III 2022 6 weeks Deadline Passed Nov 7, 2022 Dec 17, 2022
$6,250
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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 = $4,806 **

Housing = $950 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $6,250

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $900

Other = $80 ††††

Total Estimated Costs = $3,620

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

accommodation is self-catering; students who prefer not to cook will spend more on restaurants / convenience meals

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

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

†††† Covid test to return to the US, if required

Spring Block I 2023 6 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 2, 2023 Feb 11, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,933 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,650

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,590

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

Accommodation is self catering so food costs can be managed downwards by cooking instead of eating out

†† 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 2023 12 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 2, 2023 Mar 25, 2023
$13,300
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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 = $10,333 **

Housing = $2,500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $13,300

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 = $750 †††

Books & Supplies = $120

Personal expenses = $2,850

Total Estimated Costs = $7,870

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

†† 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 2023 18 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 2, 2023 May 6, 2023
$19,950
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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 = $15,733 **

Housing = $3,750 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $19,950

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 = $3,600

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $1,000 †††

Books & Supplies = $210

Visa Fees = $125 ††††

Personal expenses = $3,750

Total Estimated Costs = $10,135

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

†† 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 2023 6 weeks Nov 1, 2022 Feb 13, 2023 Mar 25, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,933 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,650

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,590

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

†† 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 2023 12 weeks Nov 1, 2022 Feb 13, 2023 May 6, 2023
$13,300
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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 = $10,333 **

Housing = $2,500 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $13,300

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 = $500 †††

Books & Supplies = $120

Personal expenses = $1,850

Total Estimated Costs = $5,720

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

†† 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 2023 6 weeks Nov 1, 2022 Mar 27, 2023 May 6, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,933 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,650

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $950

Total Estimated Costs = $3,590

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

†† 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 2023 6 weeks May 1, 2023 Aug 14, 2023 Sep 23, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,903 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $900

Total Estimated Costs = $3,540

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

accommodation is self-catering; students who prefer not to cook will spend more on restaurants / convenience meals

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

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

Fall Blocks I, II 2023 12 weeks May 1, 2023 Aug 14, 2023 Nov 4, 2023
$13,300
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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 = $10,303 **

Housing = $2,500 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,300

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 = $500 †††

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $5,630

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

accommodation is self-catering; students who prefer not to cook will spend more on restaurants / convenience meals

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

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

Fall Blocks I, II, III 2023 18 weeks May 1, 2023 Aug 14, 2023 Dec 16, 2023
$19,950
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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 = $15,703 **

Housing = $3,750 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $19,950

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 = $2,700

International Airfare = $1,450 ††

Local Transportation = $750 †††

Books & Supplies = $120

Visa Fees = $125 ††††

Personal expenses = $2,700

Total Estimated Costs = $7,845

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

†† 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

Fall Block II 2023 6 weeks May 1, 2023 Sep 25, 2023 Nov 4, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,903 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $900

Total Estimated Costs = $3,540

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

accommodation is self-catering; students who prefer not to cook will spend more on restaurants / convenience meals

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

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

Fall Blocks II, III 2023 12 weeks May 1, 2023 Sep 25, 2023 Dec 16, 2023
$13,300
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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 = $10,303 **

Housing = $2,500 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,300

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 = $500 †††

Books & Supplies = $80

Personal expenses = $1,800

Total Estimated Costs = $5,630

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 self-catering accommodation

†† 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 III 2023 6 weeks May 1, 2023 Nov 6, 2023 Dec 16, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,903 **

Housing = $1,250 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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 = $250 †††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $900

Total Estimated Costs = $3,540

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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

accommodation is self-catering; students who prefer not to cook will spend more on restaurants / convenience meals

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

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

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.

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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