CIEE-Cape Town: University of Cape Town

Program Details

Program Location Cape Town, South Africa
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31015
Duration Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Fall 2024 07/07/24 to 11/21/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/31/24 to 06/16/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Overview

CIEE-Cape Town: University of Cape Town

The CIEE-Cape Town: Arts +Sciences Program at the University of Cape Town is designed for students with a strong interest in contemporary South African life and society. Participants are required to enroll in at least one course with specific African content and may choose to participate in a community service option.

With a glorious climate and natural icons like Table Mountain and stunning beaches, it is no wonder that 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 past.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.

Eligibility

CIEE-Cape Town: University of Cape Town

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none


Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture] [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business] [College of Health and Human Sciences] [College of Science]
Specifically from: PSY & PUBH (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Academic Program

Students can take a mix of CIEE courses at the CIEE study center and classes at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Courses are taught in English.

University of Cape Town (UCT) Established as South African College in 1829, UCT is internationally recognized as one of Africa’s leading research universities, with beautiful grounds and attractive buildings. The UCT campus includes a range of commercial, medical, recreational, and sporting facilities.

Areas of study include Afrikaans, gender studies, economics, sociology, history, economics, political studies, and environmental and geographical sciences.

For more course information, please see the CIEE website


Excursions

All courses are complemented with CIEE activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and enhance intercultural understanding. Activities are subject to change, but an example of previous activities include:

  • Explore iconic sites like the Cape Peninsula, Cape Flats, and Robben Island.
  • Join local fans at Newlands Stadium to watch cricket or rugby.
  • See culture come to life with theater, music, and dance productions.
  • Visit rural cooperatives to experience daily life beyond the city.
  • Immerse yourself in campus life at the University of Cape Town by joining a social, sport, or cultural club – select up to three activities, and we’ll cover the cost.

Housing

Students have the option to choose from a double or single occupancy apartment.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
 
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.
The Program and Housing Fees include: Tuition, on-site orientation, housing, and excursions. Depending on the housing choice, some meals might be included.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $16,906.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.10
Housing $3,750.00
Insurance $194.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,450.00
Local Transportation $500.00
Visa $135.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $1,300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $235.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.


Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15



Returnees Information

CIEE-Cape Town: University of Cape Town

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Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.