Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Study Abroad in Stellenbosch: Itinerary

In the southern hemisphere, the academic year is the reverse of that in the U.S. and Europe and runs from January to November. To give American students greater flexibility, programs at Stellenbosch University are offered as the July-November semester 2017 and as the January-June semester 2018. Full-year students may also enroll from January to November, 2017.

July 7, 2017 | November 17, 2017

July-November Semester

Friday, July 7

Optional overnight flight from U.S. to Cape Town*

Saturday, July 8

Arrival in Cape Town.* Transfer from Cape Town to Stellenbosch*

Sunday, July 9

AIFS Orientation and Welcome

Monday, July 10 to
Friday, July 14

Stellenbosch Orientation and Registrations

Monday, July 17

Classes begin

Friday, July 21 to
Sunday, July 23

Optional 3-day excursion to the Cederberg Mountains ($295)

Friday, September 1 to
Sunday, September 10

Mid-semester break

Friday, September 1 to
Wednesday, September 6

6-day Garden Route tour

Wednesday, September 6 to
Sunday, September 10

Optional 5-day excursion to Addo Elephant Park and Breede River ($645)

Friday, October 20

Classes end

Tuesday, October 24 to
Wednesday, November 15


Friday, November 17

Optional return flight from Cape Town to U.S.*

Please note that the flight route may require connections in the U.S., Europe or South Africa. Dates and routings are tentative and subject to change.

* Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.