Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

  • Academic year, Fall or Spring Semester
  • Courses Taught in English
  • Three Program Options:
    • Full Curriculum Program or General Education Program
      • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
      • 2.5 minimum GPA required
    • Global Service Learning Program
      • 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 Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Programs
  • On-Site 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. Students must apply for a study permit with the nearest South African consulate as soon as they are accepted on the AIFS program.
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by Stellenbosch University

Volunteer opportunities available

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

The application for the Fall semester Global Service Learning Program is April 30.

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 appropriate South African consulate as soon as possible. Upon acceptance, AIFS will provide detailed instructions and the necessary official documents for the study permit application however, students must contact the South African consulate directly for a full list of required documentation. Due to visa regulations we recommend that you apply early. Consulates are located in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Rebecca Heinz

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5059
Email: rheinz@aifs.com

I believe that international education is of great importance to the way that we interact with both our global and local communities, and I have had the privilege of seeing students experience this firsthand through multiple settings in the field. After obtaining my BA in Spanish and Economics from Manhattanville College in Westchester County, New York, I worked for an English language school for international students and then for a study abroad office at a university. In 2016, I graduated with my MS in International and Intercultural Education from Florida International University. Today, I am very excited to help students with the application and pre-departure process so that they have an enriching and overall great experience abroad!

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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