Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Living Abroad - January Term 2019

Housing and Meals

Photography Program: Housing on campus in a single room in a shared apartment. The traveling section of the program includes accommodation in dorm rooms in backpacker accommodation. Breakfast and dinners are included when traveling. No meals are included when on campus.

South African Wine and Winemaking Program: Students will be housed on campus in a single room in a shared apartment. There will also be a combination of 7 lunches or dinners provided during the program at wine farms, and restaurants

Cultural Activities

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.

Photography Program

  • A winery tour and tasting
  • A visit to Robben Island and the prison museum
  • 3-hour game drive to locate and photograph elephants
  • Visit to the surfer’s paradise of Jeffrey’s Bay
  • Dramatic coastal and forest landscapes of Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Visit to Knysna, a popular vacation town, which lies between forested mountains and the sea, curving around a big lagoon
  • Canoeing on the lagoon in the Wilderness National Park
  • Visit to Cape Agulhas which is a notoriously treacherous coastline that is said to be the graveyard of ships
  • Opportunity to photograph shipwrecks
  • Precambrian limestone Cango Caves
  • Whale watching in Hermanus
  • Opportunity to feed elephants in the wild
  • Visit to the Kogelberg Biosphere, one of the best natural showrooms for the diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom
  • Pop-up exhibition of student photography

South African Wine and Winemaking Program

  • Cape Town sightseeing
  • Table Mountain
  • A visit to Robben Island and the prison museum
  • A daytrip to Cape Point to include a visit to Boulder’s beach to see the penguin colony