Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2017 & Spring 2018

  • Academic year, Fall or Spring Semester
  • Courses Taught in English
  • Two Program Options:
    • Full Curriculum Program
      • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
      • 2.5 minimum GPA required
    • Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Programs (Service Learning)
      • Open to college juniors and seniors
      • 3.2 minimum GPA required
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meal allowance, excursions and cultural activities, Garden Route tour, and more. Optional travel package available.
  • Courses offered in English in African studies, art, biology, business management, conservation ecology, economics, forest science, history, internships, languages, literature, political science, service learning, sociology and theology
  • Community volunteer opportunities available as well as a Service Learning Certificate
  • On-site orientation in Stellenbosch
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Study Permit (temporary residence permit) mandatory. Apply to the South African consulate
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by Stellenbosch University

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available!
The scholarship deadline is April 15 for the Academic Year/Fall Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.

Study Permit – Very Important

Students must apply for a study permit with the nearest South African consulate as soon as they are accepted on the AIFS program. Upon acceptance, AIFS will provide detailed instructions and the necessary official documents about the academic program and the semester in Stellenbosch; however, students must contact the South African consulate directly for the appropriate visa forms. Due to visa regulations we recommend you apply early. Consulates are located in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Erin Craw

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5062
Email: ecraw@aifs.com

I joined the AIFS team as an Admissions Officer to help students get the most out of their study abroad experience. I am a University of Connecticut graduate with a background in Interpersonal Communication. I have a passion for international education and tourism. I became a travel enthusiast after exploring Southern Ireland. I truly enjoy working with students throughout the admissions process and providing them with the assistance needed to pursue a semester or academic year abroad. When I am not in the office I am spending time with my large Irish family.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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