Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Study Abroad in Stellenbosch: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester With Meal Allowance $14,495
Fall or Spring Semester Without Meal Allowance $13,795

Stay for a year and save $1,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $1,000 toward their second semester fee.

Program Fee Includes:

Pre-Departure

  • Personalized assistance—from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources—including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect

On-Site

  • Tuition up to 15 semester credits
  • Housing in University residence halls with Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Meals meal allowance worth $700 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries
  • Resident Director to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Stellenbosch and to help you nagivate the university system
  • University services including use of the library, sports facilities, computer and language lab and access to a broad arts and culture program
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Stellenbosch and help you to adjust to the South African way of life
  • Cultural and social activities such as a tour of a vineyard, Table Mountain, hiking, a sporting event, and a local festival (music or food) experience
  • Welcome and farewell group dinners
  • Volunteer work opportunity to work with children in the township of Kayamandi and other community projects
  • Day trips and excursions including Cape Town and Robben Island, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with Boulders Beach, a full-day beach excursion with a visit to a local craft and food market and a 6-day tour of the stunningly scenic Garden Route
  • Internship opportunities at the Ardmore Ceramic Studio, Kwazulu Natal
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service so that you can reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by Stellenbosch University. One offical copy will be mailed to the student's home institution
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee and $250 refundable damage deposit. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester

Flights

  • U.S. to Cape Town
  • Cape Town to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Atlanta$2,180
Boston$1,900
Buffalo$2,080
Charlotte$2,120
Chicago$2,020
Cincinnati$2,020
Columbus$2,260
Dallas$2,240
Denver$2,140
Des Moines$2,280
Detroit$2,060
Houston$2,240
Los Angeles$2,000
Miami$1,920
Minneapolis$2,120
New York$1,960
Orlando$2,020
Philadelphia$2,140
Phoenix$2,280
Pittsburgh$1,960
Raleigh/Durham$2,240
San Francisco$2,000
Seattle$2,280
St. Louis$2,100
Washington$2,060

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)