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South Africa: Cape Town (Kaapstad)
Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Varies by university. Please contact Interstudy.
As a pioneering provider of semester and yearlong study abroad opportunities in Southern Africa, Interstudy offers students the widest selection of facilitated direct enrollment options in the region. Students can enroll in a broad range of courses and actively participate in university life while still enjoying Interstudy organized excursions and staying connected to in country staff.
Affectionately known as the Mother City, Cape Town was founded in 1652 and is South Africa's oldest city. Cape Town is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world with a backdrop of flat-topped Table Mountain juxtaposed by the sweep of the Atlantic Ocean in the foreground. You can hike or take a cable-car ride up Table Mountain to enjoy the breathtaking view of the city and peninsula, take a ferry to the historic Robben Island, or visit the Cape of Good Hope. There are magnificent beaches to be enjoyed as well as cosmopolitan city shops and market areas. Cape Town offers a unique introduction to Africa, a changing landscape of multicultural contrasts and communities. The city has a well-developed infrastructure and a richly diverse population of roughly three million people. It is a meeting place for people of many religions, colors, languages and diverse traditions. The challenge provided by one city, many cultures opens up experiences and opportunities for the thoughtful student.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university and one of the continent's leading teaching and research institutions. UCT has six faculties, over 60 departments and offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate study. The main teaching campus, known as the Upper Campus, is located on the slopes of Devil's Peak and contains, in a relatively compact site, the faculties of Science, Engineering, Commerce, and Humanities (except for the arts departments). Upper Campus is centered on UCT's iconic Jameson Hall, the location for graduation and other ceremonial events, as well as many examinations. Upper Campus is also home to the Chancellor Oppenheimer library, which holds the majority of the University's 1.3 million volume collection.
The academic departments of UCT are divided into six faculties: Commerce, Engineering and the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. The multidisciplinary Center for Higher Education Development rates on a level equal to the faculties. You may select courses from a wide range of departmental offerings across the majority of UCT faculties. As scheduling allows you can combine courses offered in different departments and faculties. You will typically select the majority of your courses at the 200-level, although a 100 or 300-level course may be taken as well.
As a fully registered undergraduate student of UCT, you will have access to over 100 student clubs and societies appealing to almost every interest. UCT has an abundance of sports clubs, including team sports, individual sports, extreme sports, and martial arts. You can choose from traditional sports or more diverse pursuits such as archery, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, skydiving, surfing, and water skiing. In addition to the many student societies, there are several campus organizations dedicated to serving the communities surrounding the University in the Cape Metropolitan Area. Since UCT housing is not available to international students, you will have a single room and live with other Interstudy students in shared, self-catered apartments within walking distance of campus.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
Varies by university. Please contact Interstudy.
Assistance with Course Selection, Student Handbook, Visa Support, Tuition at Host University, End of Program Transcript, Local Staff, Airport Reception at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Arrival Booklet, On-Site Cultural and Academic Orientation, Assistance with Host University Registration, Housing, Student Union Membership, Excursions, Cultural Activities, Access to Health Services, 24 Hour Emergency Support, Medical Insurance, Alumni Program.
American and Canadian Participants.
Independently or in Groups
Each semester, Interstudy awards two types of scholarships in a competitive process based on financial need and academic merit. Interstudy scholarships range from USD 500-1,000 and STA Travel scholarships are valued at USD 250 and require that you book your travel through STA Travel, in Cambridge, MA. All prospective students are eligible to apply for either or both scholarships. Applications are due by May 1st for the fall semester and by October 1st for the spring semester. An application form may be downloaded from the Interstudy website.
The goal of our small staff in the US, UK, Ireland, and South Africa is to work as one office, across time zones, continents, and cultures, to provide our students and US partner institutions with seamless support, from inquiry to re-entry. With extensive use of technology, we at Interstudy are there to help our students, partner institutions, and colleagues with any question, large or small.
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