Stellenbosch, South Africa
Stellenbosch is South Africa's second oldest town, in beautiful wine country: the Jonkershoek Valley on the southern tip of Africa. Superb beaches are a half hour away. The 60,000 year-round residents of Stellenbosch enjoy easy access to Cape Town, which is a 30 minute drive and a crossroads of cultures, languages and oceans.
Program of Study
The University has four campuses and a student population of 15,000. The University population is more than 30 percent non-white, while 98 percent of the students speak English as their first or second language. Students study from July-November or February-June and can choose from subjects in literature, animal science, Afrikaans, political science and more. Students may also complete a service learning program.
Housing in University residence halls or in a homestay with a cash rebate for meals. Homestays provide a single room. Residence hall living is a single room with a private bathroom as well as kitchen and living room shared with three other students. AIFS students receive a meal allowance for use in University cafeterias or to purchase food to cook. Homestay students are given equivalent funds to purchase their own meals either at the University, a grocery store or in their hosts' home.
Students pay the Berry College semester tuition. Current room and partial board fees are $3800, insurance costs $200, the application fee is $95 and the visa is $88. Refundable damage deposit of $250, subject to change. Other fees may apply.
Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
By South African law, foreign students can obtain a visa/study permit only if they have a round trip ticket with a fixed return date. Students must apply to the South African consulate for a visa/study permit. Consulates are located in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago.