Programs in South Africa: Undergraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program 

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is open to students looking to conduct research abroad while teaching English as a foreign language. Program runs for 6-12 months. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and must have not (yet) received a doctorate. Language proficiency required.

Agencies involved: The Fulbright Institute

Key Dates: Application deadline is October 2013 for 2013-14 program.


Sustainability and Community study abroad program in Stellenbosch

Sustainability and Community study abroad program in Stellenbosch is open to students looking to complete scientific research in South Africa toward the fulfillment of an undergraduate degree. Candidates participate in coursework in South Africa, as well as engaging in local cultural activities and joining in excursions. Program substantiates 22.5-24 undergraduate quarter hours. Candidates must be studying at the junior or senior level, and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 5.0 scale.

Agencies involved: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Key Dates: Application deadline March 1, 2013 for Fall 2013 program, and October 1, 2013 for Spring 2014 program.


CIEE Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Program at the University of Cape Town (UCT)

The Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Program is open to students looking to complete scientific research at the University of Cape Town toward the fulfillment of an undergraduate degree. Candidates participate in coursework in South Africa, as well as engaging in local cultural activities and joining in excursions. Program substantiates 24-27 undergraduate quarter hours. Candidates must be studying at the junior or senior level, and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 5.0 scale.

Agencies involved: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Key Dates: Application deadline March 1, 2013 for Fall 2013 program, and October 1, 2013 for Spring 2014 program.


Boren Scholarships

U.S undergraduate students can apply for the Boren Scholarships to learn a foreign language and study abroad (in any country outside of USA, Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Applications can be made for a summer program (minimum 8 weeks; for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math- STEM students only), a semester or a full academic year. All students are expected to have a significant language component as part of their proposed study abroad. In exchange for the scholarship funding, selected candidates must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Agencies Involved: National Security Education Program (NSEP); Institute of International Education (IIE)

Key Dates: The application deadline for 2013-14 is February 13, 2013. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2013.