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  • Locations: Capetown, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Summer I, Summer II, Summer III
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer I 2017 02/01/2017
02/20/2017 05/22/2017 06/19/2017
Summer II 2017 02/01/2017
02/20/2017 06/19/2017 07/17/2017
Summer II 2018 02/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer I 2018 02/23/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Great for these academic disciplines: African Studies, Anthropology, Culture, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Studies, Politics
Program Description:
African Studies
CIEE Summer South African Studies in Cape Town, South Africa
Don’t just watch history happen; become a part of it. In Cape Town with CIEE, you’ll witness and take part in the complex process of transformation occurring in South Africa. During courses, community engagement activities, excursions, and more, you’ll trace the impact of colonialism on the indigenous peoples; examine the emergence and significance of apartheid; and explore the role this fascinating country’s history continues to have on society today. If you’ve ever heard Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the Grammy award winning male a cappella group from South Africa, you may have an idea of what’s in store: a transformative experience with a people whose beauty and power in the face of struggle will give you the chills. 

Study abroad in Cape Town and you’ll:logo
  • Live with a South African family or University of Cape Town students
  • Begin your study of the Afrikaans language 
  • Play traditional instruments like the gourd bow and maskanda guitar 
  • Dance the isicathulo and other culturally important dances 
  • Experience one of the most multicultural cities in the world
Find out more. 

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.