Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Academics - January Term 2023

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch University (SU) is home to a vibrant academic community of 29,000 students including 4,000 foreign students from 100 countries. Located amongst the scenic Boland Mountains in the winelands of the Western Cape this elegant historical town has a unique campus atmosphere. On the main campus, paved walkways wind between campus buildings - some dating from previous centuries; others just a few years old. This together with the scenic beauty of the area, state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st-century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.

Internationalization remains at the heart of SU’s mission and AIFS is delighted to have celebrated more than 20 years of partnership with the university during which time nearly 2000 American students have studied on semesters, summer and J-Term programs in Stellenbosch through AIFS.

Academic Overview

Earn 3 credits studying at Stellenbosch University taking a course in Travel Photography or South African Wine and Winemaking or 5 credits studying Business.

Admissions requirements Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.7 GPA, who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.

Applicants for the South African Wine and Winemaking Program are required to have already studied a relevant subject such as agriculture, winemaking, soil science etc.

Students taking the Business Program can ‘top up’ their program with an extra credit if they wish. Information on the fee for this can be provided by the AIFS Program Manager.

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted numbers of unexcused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Credit Hours are in parentheses. Credits are equal to American credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. Courses will meet for 45 hours in a combination of classroom-based teaching and academic field trips.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Stellenbosch University. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

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