World-class academics, safaris, and adventure abound. Live in South Africa’s oldest college town, take amazing South Africa–focused courses, and experience all that Stellenbosch, Cape Town, and beyond have to offer.
The Semester in South Africa program offers you an amazing college experience in an exotic destination, studying at Stellenbosch University. Ideally situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, the University is also at the core of Stellenbosch, the country’s oldest college town. You will enjoy a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild winters in a melting pot of cultures and languages.
A land of adventure – Many regard South Africa as the adventure capital of the world. Are you interested in the highest bungee jump on the planet, diving with great white sharks, or taking a safari to see the Big 5?
Classes in South Africa’s oldest college town – Stellenbosch University is recognized as one of the four top research universities in South Africa, and the University’s professors are internationally acclaimed.
Clubs and student organizations – You can debate politics with the Political Club, learn to sail with the Yacht Club, or take up rugby. If you’re a go-getter and you don’t find a campus club that suits you, you can start your own.
Courses include cultural studies, drama, economics, English, environmental studies, forest science, history, music, and sociology, among others.
For a full list of course offerings, please click here.
3-4 courses (12-16 US credits)
English and Afrikaans
Start Date: January 20
End Date: June 28
Start Date: July 14
End Date: December 12
*Cost may change at any time due to the current exchange rate.
*This is NOT an extra fee, but is a non-refundable deposit applied towards your total program fee. You will be directed to pay this after completing the online application.
“We were introduced to a few Afrikaans traditions, of Sokkie (which is a style of dancing) and Braii (which is the way they bar-b-q) the people were very friendly. My experience was life changing and I would like to return one day.”