About the Cape Town Program

Cape Town Program Introduction

The Cape Town program enables students to learn about the city and its achievements and challenges in numerous ways. Activities are aimed at helping students achieve a deep understanding and appreciation of the city, the wider Western Cape region, and South Africa in general. While the curriculum is diverse and designed to serve the academic interests of most undergraduates, experiential learning and coursework will usually focus on contemporary issues in post-Apartheid South Africa.

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Start with a high-level introduction to the program. Learn more about the academic program, including academic prerequisites, related on-campus coursework, local learning opportunities, course credit, and cultural events and trips.

As you begin to think about your time abroad, take the time to learn about the things that will surround you. Your meals and accommodations, the local culture, and the daily city life are all important aspects of the program outside of academics that you should experience and learn from.

Important dates including Arrival/Departure, Orientation, First Day of Classes, Finals, and Holidays. Please check these dates carefully when planning your travel to and from the program, and also be aware that some dates are different from those of the corresponding quarter on campus.

Student Ambassadors share their first-hand experiences about the program, what led them to choose the program, and some of the challenges they faced while studying abroad. Dive deeper into 'a day in the life' while abroad, as a particular student experience may help you decide if this program is right for you.