Information for term Summer Global Internship
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineMarch 15, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: March 15, 2020
- Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 9, 2020 (8 weeks)
- Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.
“The Mother City,” as it’s sometimes known, is a proudly diverse location that serves as a major commercial center in Africa. In Cape Town, opportunities abound in a variety of sectors, from microfinance to medicine and everything in between. Enjoy the breathtaking views, luxurious beaches, watersports and nightlife in this multilingual, multicultural, and student-friendly environment.
Take a cable car
to the top of Table Mountain, a flat topped mountain offering gorgeous views of the city and the South Atlantic Ocean.
Spend your summer interning
in a location recently named the most entrepreneurial city in South Africa.
Follow the lead of locals
and take advantage of Cape Town’s lush outdoors: hike, mountain bike, surf and swim.
marine creatures at the Two Oceans Aquarium3,000
students at University of Cape Town21K
cyclists participate in the Cape Town Cycle Tour35K
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Against the backdrop of the towering Table Mountain, people from different backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities call Cape Town home. The city serves as a commercial and industrial entry point to Africa and houses regional headquarters for many companies, nonprofits, and NGOs.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, built on top of the docks at the Port of Cape Town. It is the city's most visited tourist attraction, and a popular shopping venue.
- Walk the beautiful Kirstenboch National Botanical Gardens, a famous botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain.
- Receive guidance on creating a resume targeted for local business culture and geared to your areas of interest.
- Develop professionally at a business workshop. Topics include: Making the Most of your Internship, Networking and Informational Interviewing, Understanding Working Styles and Leveraging your Internship for a Global Career.
- Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
- Explore the professional working world of Cape Town through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
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Housing is included in the program fee. Students share double rooms in houses with other CIEE study abroad program participants and local students near the University of Cape Town campus. Local UCT students are selected as resident assistants and live in the houses with CIEE students.
Students can prepare their own meals or eat at local restaurants and cafés.
Cape Town, South Africa
Where You'll Study
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Students commute to their internships and most program activities via local public transportation. Introduction to the system is provided during orientation and students are responsible for securing their own public transportation pass. Program housing is convenient to public transportation and all internship locations are accessible.
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What you need to knowThe program details
As a global intern in Cape Town, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Cape Town complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar.
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Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Rising Sophomore standing and above required at time of participation. *Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 integrated academic seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
Language of Instruction
Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship and weekly co-curricular workshops, site visits, and lectures. Participation in the integrated academic seminar and co-curriculars is mandatory for all participants.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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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
- 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.See more scholarship info
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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.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- 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
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
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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 = $4,363
Housing = $1,520 **
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $6,350
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 = $800
International Airfare = $1,450 †
Local Transportation = $500
Books & Supplies = $75
Visa Fees = $50
Personal expenses = $1,000Total Estimated Costs = $3,875
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.
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.
** Does not include a meal plan
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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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