Spend a semester or academic year in Stellenbosch with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the University of Stellenbosch. Courses are taught in English.
Choose your course of study on the Full Curriculum Program. Focus on South African history and culture through the General Education Program. Volunteer opportunities and a Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program are also options.
Live in the student resident hall at the heart of campus life. You'll have a single en-suite room. Internet access and a meal allowance is included.
You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as:
Trips to local craft and food markets
6-day trip along the famous Garden Route
Day trips to Cape Town, Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Preserve and Boulder’s Beach (home of 3,000 African penguins).
Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to the Cederberg Mountains and a 5-day visit to Addo Elephant Park and Breede River.
Over 50% of our students receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants!
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.