Summer School in Stellenbosch (Direct Enroll)

South Africa
Summer School in Stellenbosch (Direct Enroll)
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
SummerMarch 25JuneJuly
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.8
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Direct Enroll
Program Overview

This summer program (South Africa winter) allows you to study in one of the most beautiful regions of the world, where you learn about life in post-Apartheid South Africa and experience the rich and diverse culture of the Western Cape. Stellenbosch has a holistic approach in regards to how a student should be introduced to a study field or subject. This is reflected by a curriculum that is a well balanced academic program combining theory and practice in an organic manner. The social programme is also designed in such a manner that it supports the academic program and provides an introduction to the cultural diversity of Stellenbosch and the Western Cape.


Students following the General programme have the option to enroll for 1 – 3 courses during their period of study in Stellenbosch. The courses cover a variety of fields of study, which includes: Philosophy, Engineering, Botany, Political Science, Economics, Literature, Art and Media, History, HIV/AIDS, International Relations, Chinese Studies, Multilingualism, Linguistics, and Marketing. Students can choose one course from each of the Elective groups.


Elective 1:

Course 1: Introduction to South Africa’s Political History - Field of Study: Political Science and History


Elective 2:

Course 2: Bio-Diversity: Plants for the People in the Western Cape - Field of Study: Botany

Course 3: Visual Controversies in South Africa, Past and Present - Field of Study: Art and Media

Course 4: Transitional Justice - Field of Study: Political Science

Course 5: Growth, Unemployment and Inequality in South Africa - Field of Study: Economics and Economic History

Course 6: Multilingualism and Intercultural Communication - Field of Study: Multilingualism and Linguistics

Course 7: Equity & Leadership in the Global Classroom - Field of study: Political Science


Elective 3:

Course 8: Marketing - Field of Study: Business and Marketing

Course 9: Present Imperfect: Negotiating Identities in Film and Literature - Field of Study: Film and Literature Studies

Course 10: Understanding HIV in South Africa: A Health & Social Justice Perspective - Field of Study: HIV/AIDS Management

Course 11: Ethics, Science and Culture in Philosophical Perspective - Field of Study: Philosophy

Course 12: China in Africa - Field of Study: International Relations and Chinese Studies

Course 13: Biomedical Engineering – Designing solutions for African health - Field of Study: Engineering


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The charming university town of Stellenbosch is situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands, surrounded by magnificent mountains.  Stellenbosch is only 20 minutes from the nearest beaches and 30 minutes from Cape Town.


Students are housed in a centrally located student dormitory on campus. The student residence is called Huis Visser.

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Program Costs

To find the estimated costs of these programs, follow these steps:

  1. Go to SUN's website
  2. Look over the expense items listed under "Program Fees" and "Expenses" and tally up expenses from BOTH, converting the currency from Rand to US Dollars (suggested currency converter: XE-Converter).
  3. Last, also add to the total expenses the Study Abroad Fee of $1,500, health insurance ($80 Semester/$160 Academic Year), and the costs of airfare to Cape Town (~$1,100).
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