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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Caroline Nikolaus (30006) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.00
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay Program Provider: CIEE
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Mid-July to mid-November
Spring Calendar: Late January to early June Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Direct University Enrollment Academic Calendar: Extends into Summer Months
Additional Prerequisites: N/A Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 1
Program Description:

In this program, facilitated by CIEE, students enroll directly at the University of Cape Town, the most prestigious and top-ranking research univerity in Africa. Areas of study include Afrikaans, economics, political studies, and enviornmental and geographical sciences. Students are also encouraged to engage in community service projects. Cape Town sits near the southern tip of the Africa continent and boasts magnificent natural beauty with its beautiful beaches and hiking trails. The rich and complex history and vestiges of Apartheid along with the social activism provide rich learning opportunities outside of the classroom and challenge students for personal and professional growth. Students live either with a South African family, in a University of Cape Town residence hall, or in a shared apartment with other CIEE students.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 08/28/2024 08/29/2024 TBA TBA