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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IES 
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Carol Lebold
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
African Studies, Art History, Classics, Culture, Economics, Environmental Sciences, History, Legal Studies, Psychology, Sociology
Host Institution:
University of Cape Town
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Provider:
IES
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Minimum Class Standing:
2nd Sem Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Program Description:
Find a Program Scholarships Apply IES AbroadPrograms & Locations Apply Scholarships & Financial Aid

IES Scholarships Available For Spring 2018 - Fill Out The Education Abroad Scholarship Questionnaire In Your UMass Abroad Accounts By Oct 15 To Be Eligible For A $3000 Scholarship For Your IES Program Of Choice (+ An Automatic $2000 IES Program Discount)

Cape Town - University of Cape Town

Program Overview

Cape Town

In Cape Town, every day will be like a choose-your-own-adventure book, with outdoor activities to enjoy, South African residents to meet, and African cultures to learn.

Field experience in and around Cape Town is a core component in our program. Participate in field work and research opportunities (like the University's Students' Health and Welfare Centres Organisation's volunteer program) that will give you practical exposure to topics you're learning at South Africa's leading research university, the University of Cape Town (UCT). Through these opportunities, you will get a first-hand look at the city's society and a landscape that is constantly changing.

Cape Town will be your classroom. From visiting local gems like the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (a natural UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Castle of Good Hope, we challenge you to take full advantage of South Africa's beautiful climate and geography. We'll also take you to Kruger National Park for a three-hour game drive with one of Kruger's experienced game rangers. Hopefully your adventure will include seeing the "Big Five"--welcome to study abroad!

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Interested in seeing our Center through a Virtual Tour? Check it out here!

NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.

Why Cape Town?

Don't miss the once-in-a-lifetime chance to study abroad in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth. You'll love the crystal clear blue waters, the breathtaking mountains, and everything in between. But there's more to Cape Town than its beauty--its dynamic society is ever-changing and growing, and you can witness it first-hand. Immerse yourself in the African culture and explore one of the most diverse environments in the world. We know you'll agree that studying in Cape Town will make you feel like you're on top of the world.

Student Life

Whether it's an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path--we're all about our student services. To find out more specific details, click here and select the Student Life tab.

About IES Abroad

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 115+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.

Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

More Information:
www.IESabroad.org
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Call us at 800.995.2300
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.

** 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.