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CIEE/ Service Learning in Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Field Study Program
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
African and Afro-American Studies, Sociology
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared)
Minimum GPA:
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Service Learning, Volunteering
Program Description:

Cape Town
CIEE Service-Learning Program in Cape Town, South Africa 
Study abroad in Cape Town and you’ll experience a program that offers an integrated approach to learning and community involvement. The program enables you to be active in service, while giving you opportunities to reflect upon the complexities and challenges facing both Cape Town specifically and South Africa in general.

The program intends to meet the needs of local communities, helping foster civic responsibility while engaging students in a rigorous academic program of social research methodology, language study, and development studies.

Study abroad in Cape Town and you will:

  • Enroll in a fully integrated, holistic service program that combines coursework and service to the community with integrated activities designed to support the academic service-learning goals, both in and out of the classroom
  • Design and implement a capstone project based upon community needs and personal interest
  • Meet with and discuss current South African economic, social, and political challenges with experts in the field
  • Discover the rich history and culture of the South African people through visits to landmarks and sites of importance
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 

Brandeis Specific Information

Students studying in South Africa may choose to take a foreign language course, if applicable, on their program. However, the Brandeis foreign language requirement does not require it.

Application Process:

Students wanting to apply to this program must submit two applications:
  1. to the Brandeis Office of Study Abroad. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.
  2. to the external program listed above. Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website for more information on commonaly asked questions about the external application process like deadlines, program approval forms, paying deposits, etc...

Scholarship Details:

Students interested in learning more about (other) study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website.
*Please note that all information is subject to change.