• South Africa
    • Cape Town
Fall, Spring
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Dormitory Host Family


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
May 21, 2024
Oct 25, 2019
1 traveler is looking at this program

About Program

Students have five programs to choose from at the University of Cape Town: Engineering & Computer Science; Humanities, Social Sciences & Psychology; Business & Economics; Sciences & the Environment; and Identity, Politics, & History of South Africa. Each program includes 1-2 core courses, a regional course, and 1-3 electives. Students have the option of registering for up to three social groups on the UCT campus and joining one of the university’s sports clubs. UCT hosts 100+ social groups dedicated to a variety of activities, religions, beliefs, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

CEA CAPA provides students with ample opportunity to experience the BEST of Cape Town and South Africa through complementary cultural activities and excursions to important sites such as Robben Island and Kwa Ttu San Village.

CEA CAPA makes sure your housing, health, safety, social engagement, and other needs are taken care of. Giving you the best possible study abroad experience is our top priority.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Learn more about your academic areas of interest at the highest-ranking university in Africa
  • Develop cross-cultural intelligence and sensitivity through interacting with Cape Town’s highly
  • Experience African wildlife up close and beautiful natural landscapes in your spare time
  • Study abroad in the South African capital to experience one of the world’s richest and most interesting cultures
  • Visit Robben Island and the Nelson Mandela Capture Site to learn about South Africa’s history of apartheid

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