South Africa Study Abroad

The diverse culture of South Africa makes it a prime location for a truly international experience. Plunge from the world's highest bungee jump, cage dive with great sharks, ride an ostrich, or learn to surf. South Africa has enough adventure opportunities to keep you busy for a lifetime.

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Semester in South Africa
Semester in South Africa South Africa

Study in the heart of the Cape Winelands, in the country’s oldest college town. Debate South African politics with the Political Club, learn to sail with the yacht club, or take a world-famous safari to see the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo).

Summer in South Africa
Summer in South Africa South Africa

Ride an ostrich, visit a colony of beach penguins, and explore Tsitsikamma National Park this summer. Field trips, hands-on community service projects, and expert guest lecturers make this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

South Africa is considered one of the most diverse countries in the world, in every sense of the word. Geographically, it boasts an impressive range of climates and natural features, from mountains and high plateus, to beautiful, Mediterranean-like coastline, and desert. It's a blend of a variety of cultures and ethnicities, including Sub-Saharan African, European, and Asian. It's considered a developed and commercialized country, but there's a large disparity between the "haves and have nots."

CISabroad offers semester and summer study abroad programs in beautiful Stellenbosch, a college town set outside of Cape Town. Stellenbosch is revered for its wide tree-lined streets, cafe culture, European heritage, and location in the Cape Winelands, flanked by prominent mountains. Choose from a variety of African and South African topics such as Apartheid, HIV and AIDS in Africa, Human Rights, and South African History, as well as broader topics, as you study for a semester or summer.