Study in Cape Town
Study in Cape Town with EF and discover a fascinating cultural mix of people and some of earth’s most stunning urban scenery.
Cape Town’s natural beauty will take your breath away. The city is dominated by the iconic Table Mountain and is situated at the point where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Cape Town’s good looks are undeniable, but behind the pretty façade is one of the continent’s most important urban centers. Study in Cape Town, South Africa’s economic hub, where our internship program offers students international work experience in the thriving wine and tourism industries.
EF Cape Town shares the city with three major universities, including the University of Cape Town, the highest-ranked school on the African continent. Our language center is housed in a colonial-style building in the shadow of Table Mountain. The white sand beaches of Camps Bay are just a short trip away, as are the shops and cafes of Long Street. Our study programs in Cape Town are held in bright, air-conditioned classrooms where your daily routine will include classes designed to help ease your transition into the South African lifestyle.
Africa’s Multicultural Metropolis
Cape Town is unquestionably one of the most diverse cities in the world. White sand beaches teeming with penguins give way to vineyard-rowed green valleys. City architecture ranges from the modern high-rises of downtown to the candy-colored townhouses of the Bo-Kaap quarter. And the residents of Cape Town represent one of the most multicultural populations on the planet.
Study in Cape Town and you’ll go beyond tourism to discover the soul of Africa’s shining city. Have a local teach you how to cook a braai, a traditional South African barbeque. Take surf lessons at Camps Bay or join a beach volleyball team on the courts of Clifton Beach. Spend your weekends admiring the view from the top of Table Mountain. And for real adventure embark on a guided Safari on the savannahs of Kruger National Park.
- Combine language and academic studies
- Study abroad for 6, 9 or 11 months
- Achieve complete language fluency
- Network with students from 100 countries
- Bright, modern building with views of Table Mountain
- Recently-renovated interior and classrooms
- Private, sunny garden with BBQ area
- Easily explore Cape Town’s vibrant city center on foot, including the shops and restaurants of Long Street
- 15-minute drive from the city’s best beaches
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Your pathway to fluency
Combined language and academic studies. You’ll achieve language fluency with your personalized program – while focusing on the career or academic pursuit of your choice.
Live like a local
Experience total cultural immersion. Come home to a local family after a day of exploring Cape Town or live at EF’s residence in the Gardens District.
Immerse yourself in the daily life of your new host country by living in a private local home. You’ll enrich your understanding of the culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and acquire a more authentic accent. Homestay hosts are conveniently located, so that you can come and go as you please.
Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.
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Student talk: Cape Town
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Student life in Cape Town
No other city in the world matches unspoiled wilderness with a cosmopolitan vibe the way Cape Town does. This is a place where you can climb a mountain, ride a wave and shop at designer boutiques without leaving city limits. EF’s activities coordinators will introduce you to a city where the opportunities to explore are endless.
Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment & Nightlife
Prices & Dates for Cape Town
Personalized and flexible. Your program is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates in January, April, June and September and programs lasting 6, 9 and 11 months – you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.