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South Africa: International Summer Program at Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Best Fit Majors: Accounting, Biology, Communication Studies, General Business, History, International Studies, Marketing, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Health, Sociology Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Summer Exchange Credits Earned: Variable
Program Description:
South Africa: International Summer Program at Stellenbosch University
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Office invites you to spend four weeks of your summer (our winter) in one of the most beautiful regions of the world, while you learn about life in post-Apartheid South Africa and experience the rich and diverse culture of the Western Cape.

About the Summer School:
We have a holistic approach in regards to how a student should be introduced to a study field or subject. This is reflected by the fact that we try to present a well balanced academic programme combining theory and practice in an organic manner. Our social programme is also designed in such a manner that it supports our academic programme and provides an introduction to the cultural diversity of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape.

Academic Courses:
The academic programme consists of lectures, group discussions and field trips, and is taught by Stellenbosch University faculty and other South African experts. The lectures cover a variety of topics, including Community Engagement, History, Politics, Bio-diversity, Art, Literature, Sociology, the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Democratic Consolidation in South Africa, Economics, Philosophy and Business, Multilingualsm and Intercultural Communication, Marketing, and China in Africa.

Students may choose from 4 Academic Tracks:
  • General Elective Programme
  • Learning, Sustainability, and Community Engagement
  • Doing Business in South Africa
  • Public Health
More information can be found here:

Optional Garden Route Tour:
At the end of the summer school students are offered the opportunity to attend an optional (not included) 6 day Garden Route Tour. The tour is offered by a trusted service provider. The cost of this optional activity will be R5850.

West Virginia University students may attend for international transfer credit. All WVU students must apply through the Office of Global Affairs at the link above before program departure.

Students will be responsible for all program costs made payable to Stellenbosch University. WVU students will be responsible for WVU Study Abroad Tuition of $150 and WVU Study Abroad Fees of $150. This allows for credit transfer upon return along with enrollment in our international emergency assistance provider and comprehensive travel and health insurance. More information can be found:


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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