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South Africa, Stellenbosch Summer
Stellenbosch, South Africa (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
Fact Sheet:
2.80 Language of Instruction: English
Year in School: May apply as sophomore; must have at least junior standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: None
Coordinator: Courtney Brost
Program Description:
South Africa Summer
South Africa
The summer program in South Africa will be hosted by Stellenbosch University.  Stellenbosch's Summer School is a four-week program where UW-Eau Claire students can choose to enroll in one of three tracks: General Elective Programme, Doing Business in Southern Africa, or Public Health. Past Summer Schools have enrolled approximately 100 students. Known as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is a society in transition. You can experience several aspects of this fascinating country through classroom study and academic field trips. 

Stellenbosch University was founded in 1866 and is now recognized as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. Stellenbosch University is home to approximately 29,000 students (roughly 19,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students). Stellenbosch University is multilingual institution with instruction primarily in Afrikaans and English.

All courses on the summer program are taught in English. To learn more about the program, click here.

Stellenbosch University lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape winelands. This university town is home to 90,000 residents (excluding students) and is located about 30 miles from Cape Town, the second largest city in South Africa.


You will stay in double rooms in a Stellenbosch University residence hall. It is basic, but comfortable. Bedding is provided. You will be responsible for preparing your own meals.

To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar: Academics - South Africa Summer

Below you will find more information on program cost: Summer 2017

  • Meet with a peer adviser about the program.
  • Schedule a general advising appointment with CIE staff by calling 715-836-4411.



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Stellenbosch University offers students the option to participate in a tour of the famous "Garden Route" for an additional fee ($400 in summer 2016). Students visit the beautiful Garden Route for 6 days with a guide. The fee includes: transport, bed, breakfast and dinner (3-star).

"I would go back to South Africa in a heart beat. I loved the culture, the people, and every excursion took my breath away. Each day was filled with new experiences and I know with all my heart I will be back again!" - Corinne, Summer 2016

"I learned so much about South Africa's political history, education system, economy, culture, and so much more.  One of the greatest parts of the program was getting to know people from all across the US and the world.  In six weeks time, you make such strong connections with those you meet." -Mallory, Summer 2014

"This program was extremely enriching and fulfilling.  It is one thing to talk about a study abroad experience, and another to do it yourself.  It will challenge you and make you realize things about yourself you never realized before." -Natalie, Summer 2013

"My time in South Africa is the best experience I have ever had. I went way out of my comfort zone and got to experience and learn so much about the culture! I never in a million years thought I would eat a sheep's cheek (a Xhosa tradition, not just curiosity).... This program offers so many amazing opportunities and is coordinated so well! South Africa has been (as cheesy as it sounds) a life changing experience! I don't want to leave but it just means that I get to come back again!" -Ellen

After the four-week program in South Africa, Stellenbosch offers students the  option to participate in the six-day Garden Route Tour.  The Garden Route Tour will travel the coast of the Western Cape. For more information,  see the   Garden Route Itinerary.

To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/03/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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