• South Africa
    • Cape Town
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Apartment Dormitory


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Some Meals Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 07, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
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About Program

Founded in 2014, iXperience Cape Town is a 6-week career program where students take an industry-relevant bootcamp course, combined with an impactful local internship. With 3000+ alumni, this experience is designed to help you travel while boosting their career.

iX Cape Town offers four program options (live-taught course + internship combination):

Data Science
Management Consulting
Software Engineering
Investment Finance

You'll begin with 2 weeks of high-intensity classes in a bootcamp style learning environment. After two weeks of training, you'll be matched with a local company for a four-week internship. This gives you a taste of professional life as well as concrete deliverables you can add to your resume. More than that, you’ll get to explore Cape Town, nestled between the mountains and the ocean, along with a group of students from around the world.

Throughout the 6 weeks, students are supported by a team of teachers and program directors.

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Program Highlights

  • Live online bootcamp course delivered by an industry expert, supported by TAs
  • A guaranteed internship placement where you'll get the chance to use your newly acquired skills add real value. The internship is supported by your teaching team, so you are never alone.
  • Resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn support, as well as assistance with future job applications
  • Incredible iX excursions, designed to help you explore and soak up Cape Town's top attractions such as Surfing, hiking, Cape Point, and much more.
  • The opportunity to meet students from around the world and make new friends you'll keep for life. After the program, join a 3000+ strong professional alumni network, and access the iX networking platform to begin building your connections

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Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 31 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.55%
  • 4 rating 6.45%
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  • Academics 4.75
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.65
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

iXperience- Cape Town 2022

There is no other program I would recommend more than iXperience. It was the absolute best 6 weeks of my life being in Cape Town. It is a beautiful city with a never ending list of things to do. One day I was on top of a mountain, the next day I was on a beach with penguins, and the day after I was skydiving. It is truly incredible. Not only did iX offer some of the greatest life experiences to me, but they also provided hands on training from industry professionals. My coursework consisted of learning in depth financial modeling that was presented in a way that made sense by an industry expert. #ExperienceIsEverything

17 people found this review helpful.
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UX/UI iXperience

iXperience Cape Town truly was a life-changing experience. During my six-week stay, I learned so much about myself through introspection with my coach, career exploration at my internship, a hands-on project in class, and interactions with other students in the cohort. It was my first time working closely with people my age in the workface and it helped me really see my strengths and weaknesses. In general, the class and internship showed me a new career path after being confused about what I wanted to do with my life for a VERY long time. It really was what I needed to start this new chapter of my life. I may have had to make the 15-hour trip to Cape Town to do so, but it was soooo worth it and I have no regrets. Cape Town is an absolutely beautiful city with so much to do. Through group excursions, I saw penguins at Boulders Beach, went wine tasting for the first time, got to surf in the Indian Ocean, hiked multiple trails and so much more!! I had the best time exploring the city with people I can truly say I will stay connected with. If you're looking for a productive, yet fun program to complete over the summer, I wholeheartedly suggest iXperience.

17 people found this review helpful.
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iX Cape Town: Absolute Greatest Summer for a college student!

iXperience was quite simply the greatest 6 weeks I have ever had. Cape Town is a stunning city, with so much to do- We could surf before work, climb a mountain after, then play padel or soccer under the lights at night. The staff was incredibly supportive, always suggesting new things to do and often spending their free time helping us see more of the city! The education made me feel very comfortable with the basics of Management Consulting, and Byron, my teacher, was so helpful and consistently met outside of class to discuss the material. Finally, the internship was awesome: I worked for a corporate wellness startup, helping design Mindfulness and DEI courses, doing market research, building a pitch deck, and creating short and long-term strategy plans. Cannot recommend iX enough for a motivated and adventurous student!

  • Unlimited Outdoor Activity
  • Incredible Business Education
  • Great Cultural Experience
17 people found this review helpful.
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Best 6 weeks of my life!

I just finished the 6-week program in Cape Town and to be honest I really think I just had the best 6 weeks of my life! Coming in to the program I did not know what to expect but let me tell you this: YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! I was looking for a program that let me experience another culture as well as give me good education and lets me do an internship at the same time and I got EXACTLY that! I did the software engineering program and the teacher Jacques was incredible! The way he explained things made learning React super fun and easy. After the first 2 weeks I got placed into my internship and I really was able to learn a lot from it! Let's not forget about the fact that I was in Cape Town for 6 weeks which allowed me to really immerse myself into the culture. The iX staff was super super helpful with sharing their local knowledge but they also did an amazing job with organizing all the events for us! We did kayaking, we did hikes, we explored Cape Town and the vicinity and so so much more! The housing was also at a new and modern hostel and it was great! Whatever minor problems we had, the iX staff were more than happy to help out. I also met the coolest people I've ever met in my life (shoutout to them, I miss you guys)! Overall I don't think I could've had any more fun anywhere else while also being super productive! 10/10 would recommend. If you're thinking about doing it - DO IT!

  • Great education
  • Super fun activities
  • Useful internships
15 people found this review helpful.
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i_Xperience Cape Town changed my life

Prior to this experience I was very anxious about going out of my comfort zone and traveling so far. Looking at my time in this program, I am so grateful that I took this leap in advancing my education and diversifying my experiences. Words cannot describe my gratitude for the people that facilitated this learning environment as well as the classmates I met and built relationships with. I didn't just learn about content in my course, I learned about the culture of Cape Town and I learned so much more about myself.

15 people found this review helpful.
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iXperience Summer Abroad Review

Attending iXperience this past summer was the best decision I have made for the development of both my professional skills and personal skills. Not only was I granted the opportunity to spend 6 weeks in Cape Town, South Africa and immerse myself in a completely different culture, but at the same time I was gaining real world professional experience.

The value of taking classes and having an internship in a career of your interest is so substantial. I was registered in the management consulting course and my head teacher was a veteran in the industry. Learning from the best definitely helped me navigate the ins and outs of consulting which made my experience that much better. On top of that, the teachers are very involved and are willing to help with whatever you need relating to class or even advice about the industry. My head teacher even would show us around Cape Town and take us on secret hikes which I never would have expected before taking part in the program.

On top of the massive value gained from the classes and internship, being able to immerse yourself in a completely different culture is something spectacular. Especially after COVID halted travel, being able to partake in a program such as iXperience was very special. iXperience granted me the opportunity to go skydiving, surfing, and even a safari. I would also like to shoutout the staff at iXperience for making the program so much better. I would have never chosen to hike 14 miles in one day if it weren’t for them and the amazing people I met on the program.

15 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

iXperience Session 1 Cape Town review

iXperience is, in my mind, the best value you can ask for in an overseas summer program for college students. Being in Cape Town was some of the best 6-weeks of my life. Truly, there is no shortage of things to do, places to see, and new experiences in the town.

All that said, the most incredible part of the program is the people who lead it. Every sing;le staff member of iX was always around getting to know us and taking us to experience the most incredible local things I ever imagined I would see.

  • Adventure
  • Food
  • Pricing
  • Poverty in City
16 people found this review helpful.
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Great Way to Learn and Explore!

In a span of six weeks, there will not be a time where you wouldn't know what to do. The first two weeks include taking online classes taught by experts in the industry and the next four weeks is where you are paired to a company for an internship. While this time is great to learn new skills, it is also a time where I explored the beauty of Cape Town, South Africa. During my time, I did many things out of my comfort zone such as skydiving, surfing, hiking, paragliding, and more. It's definitely a great time to learn and explore!

21 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi, great question! Unfortunately due to visa restrictions, these internships are unpaid. However you will gain priceless experience through interning overseas :)