CIEE: Arts and Sciences in Cape Town
The Arts and Sciences program, established in 1998, allows you to pursue your own academic studies while providing first-hand knowledge of contemporary South African society. CIEE students are taught alongside University of Cape Town (UCT) undergraduates and are required to undertake a full program of courses, including all assignments and written examinations. You will also be strongly encouraged to take part in community service.
You are required to enroll in at least one course with specific African content or one that offers a distinctive African perspective in their area of interest. Alternatively, you may enroll in the independent study option. Courses may be taken in all University of Cape Town faculties excluding Health Sciences. A full course load is considered three to four courses.
For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Arts and Sciences in Cape Town
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UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.
Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by GEO Staff. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.
IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:
1. Completion of the GEO application process.
2. Completion of the CIEE application process.
Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline.
GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.
To learn more about COVID regulations while studying abroad, visit our FAQ page.