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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Autumn Quarter, Autumn Semester, Early Fall, Spring Quarter, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Summer A-Term, Summer B-Term, Summer Quarter, Winter Quarter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
  • Courses: View UW Course Equivalencies

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Quarter 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/30/2020 05/09/2020
NOTE: This program is not eligible for financial aid.
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/06/2020 05/11/2020
NOTE: Students participating in CIEE Blocks I, II and III should earn a total of 30 UW quarter credits. To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of November 1st.
Summer B-Term 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/13/2020 08/09/2020
Summer A-Term 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2020 07/13/2020
Summer Quarter 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2020 08/09/2020

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

Open Campus Block

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

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Program Overview

Now an international tourist destination, Cape Town is a gracious host, leaving visitors a lifetime of memories. Discover the Mother City’s many jewels by customizing your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block Program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas. In Cape Town you’ll immerse yourself in the vibrant student community of the University of Cape Town, located in the Rondebosch district, a quaint residential district with easy access to restaurants, cafés and shops.

Stay in Cape Town the entire time or spend other blocks at our Global Institute locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Yucatán, Monteverde, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, and Sydney.

Unique Experiences

CREATE THE ULTIMATE PROGRAM

with one, two, or three six-week blocks.

STAY IN CAPE TOWN, OR

add blocks in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, or Rome.

STAY IN CAPE TOWN, OR

with an eye-opening three-day study tour.

Read student stories

Your Destination

With a glorious climate and natural draws like Table Mountain and stunning beaches, it’s no wonder Cape Town is Africa’s number-one tourist destination. Day and night, this multicultural city offers much to do: water sports, mountaineering, nightclubs, and restaurants. As a microcosm of many African countries in transition, Cape Town also illuminates the issues of joining the global economy while grappling with vast socioeconomic inequalities born from its colonial and apartheid heritage.

 

Excursions & Activities

  • Embark on a two-night/three-day study tour to a different region, like the winelands and coast areas of the Western Cape, or Sutherland in the Northern Cape Province, where the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere, SALT, is located. Soak up culture and history with visits to iconic places like Robben Island, the Cape Peninsula, and Cape Flats.
  • Catch a cricket or rugby match at Newlands Grounds, go on a whale-watch, or explore museums and local theatre and music.
  • Engage with local community organisations by tutoring, mentoring, or volunteering your time – students say it's a program highlight.

     

Academic Projects

Enrich your experience with one of these optional academic projects:

  • Directed research. Design and complete research that answers a question you're curious about.
  • Service-learning. Combine course-based learning with practical experience that benefits you and Cape Town communities.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight study tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.
 

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