Earn up to 15 credits per semester studying abroad in Stellenbosch; no previous African language study is required.
Live in a university residence hall.
Choose from a wide array of courses on the Full Curriculum Program or General Education Program. Global Service Learning Program also available.
A limited number of students may participate in an AIFS Internship at Ardmore Ceramic Studio, Kwazulu Natal; interested students should contact the Resident Director once accepted to the Full Curriculum Program.
Enjoy cultural and social activities such as a vineyard tour, a visit to Table Mountain, hiking, a sporting event, local music and food festivals and more; volunteer opportunities are also available.
Excursions include a 6-day tour along the Garden Route, a day trip to Cape Town and Robben Island, a trip to the Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach and a day trip to a specialty market with local food, craft beer and time to relax at the beach.
Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to the Cederberg Mountains and a 5-day visit to Addo Elephant Park and Breede River.
Tuition and transcripts provided by Stellenbosch University.
Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
Study art, history, literature, political science, service learning, African studies and more during a summer, semester or year abroad with AIFS in Stellenbosch, South Africa. By including your tuition, housing, meals, airfare and cultural activities in one guaranteed price, AIFS makes it simple for you to live and study in Stellenbosch and experience all that this vibrant city has to offer.
In South Africa, AIFS offers excursions to Cape Town, Robben Island, the Cape of Good Hope and the Cederberg Mountains. A 6-day tour of the Garden Route is also included for all students, with stops for encounters with wildlife like ostriches, crocodiles, cheetahs, monkeys and elephants.
Since its founding in 1918 Stellenbosch University (SU) has evolved from a traditional white Afrikaans University to a multilingual melting-pot of cultures. Today, close to 28,000 students representing more than 110 nationalities attend the University.
Stellenbosch University is among South Africa’s leading institutions based on research output, student success and rated scientists, and is recognized internationally as an academic institution of excellence. This, together with the scenic beauty of the area; state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facilities and technology, as well as visionary thinking about the creation of a sustainable 21st century institution, makes for the unique character of Stellenbosch University.
Anti-apartheid revolutionary, South Africa’s first black President and ‘Father of the Nation’, the late Nelson Mandela, accepted an honorary doctorate from the University in 1996 and later addressed AIFS students in a personal note which wished them the best ‘’as future leaders of the world.’’ Mandela’s words perfectly encapsulated SU’s aim to produce engaged citizens and responsible leaders, who are willing to use their expertise and skills to serve society.