Spend January Term in the scenic city of Stellenbosch, South Africa, with AIFS! Study photography or business at Stellenbosch University, located in the winelands of the Western Cape.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
3 or 5 semester credits depending on course selection
Courses in photography, South African wine and winemaking, Doing Business in South Africa
Single room in a shared student residence on campus or student lodges
Self-catering in Stellenbosch (all programs). Photography students receive breakfast and dinner while traveling
Visits to sites such as Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Cape of Good Hope
To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Round trip flights U.S.-Cape Town-U.S.
Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas
Students on all programs will live in a shared student residence on Stellenbosch University campus. Meals are not provided. The residence includes:
While travelling the Photography Program students will stay in student lodges. The lodges include:
Surrounded by rolling vineyards and dramatic mountains, Stellenbosch, only around 30 minutes from Cape Town, offers the best in Western Cape warmth and hospitality.
Restaurants are plentiful in Stellenbosch. The prices are competitive, and the variety is great!
South Africa’s constitution recognizes 12 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world!
Hestea de Wet
Hallo! I’ve been the Resident Director here in Stellenbosch since 2003 and I previously worked in the International Office handling student accommodations. I received both my BA (Hons) degree in Psychology and a post-graduate diploma in Education from Stellenbosch University. I have previously worked as a high school English teacher, a tour guide for Americans visiting South Africa and also in a school and home for disabled and disadvantaged children and adults. I am a bit of a traveler myself and have visited the U.S. plus many countries in Europe and Africa.
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. Visits and field trips are a key part of your academic study while social and cultural activities will deepen your understanding of South Africa, its people and places. All programs include:
Business students will visit a large-scale beer and wine export company including tastings as well as smaller businesses to see the inner workings of different business models within the context of a developing country
Photography students will also enjoy a winery tour with tasting, visit Addo Elephant Park, take a 3-hour game drive to locate and photograph elephants, visit the surfer’s paradise of Jeffrey’s Bay and the dramatic coastal and forest landscapes of Tsitsikamma National Park during their 6-night tour of the Garden Route
Winemaking students will enjoy visits to a variety of wineries, vineyards and wine farms in and around Stellenbosch and the beautiful town of Franschhoek
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)