The Stellenbosch program in South Africa is directed by UGA's Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis) and is hosted by Stellenbosch University. The program offers two classes taught by UGA department heads, allowing students to earn six hours of UGA credit.

Study Abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa

The UGA study-abroad program in Stellenbosch, South Africa, has been in existence since 2008. It offers a unique combination of classroom learning, community engagement, and wildlife encounters.

The Location

Stellenbosch is a lively college town and the proud capital of the Western Cape wine region.  Located less than 30 miles from Cape Town, the city provides a vibrant, urban feel set to the breathtaking backdrop of South African wine country.

The Program

The Stellenbosch program in South Africa is directed by UGA's Center for the Study of Global Issues (Globis) and is hosted by Stellenbosch University. The program offers two classes taught by UGA department heads, allowing students to earn six hours of UGA credit. Students will have the opportunity to interact with South African university students by living on campus.  As part of the program, students will get the chance to fully engage with the South African community by participating in a four-week service-learning project in the nearby communities of Kayamandi and Lynedoch. Students will volunteer with an after school program and in an elementary school, allowing for a first-hand glimpse into the realities facing the average child in South Africa.

Extra-curricular activities

Weekend trips are planned to experience some of the Western Cape’s most well renowned sites including, Table Mountain, Robben Island, and Cape Point. In addition to the planned tours, there are abundant opportunities to explore and experience Stellenbosch and Cape Town, including rugby games, open-air markets, wildlife interaction, restaurants, shopping, and lively Stellenbosch night life. The program will conclude with a six-day tour that will include an overnight stay in Johannesburg and a visit to the Apartheid Museum, followed by an unforgettable trip to the world-famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and a safari in beautiful Chobe National Park in Botswana.

From classroom curriculum to rewarding community engagement to the development of a renewed worldview, the Stellenbosch program provides an unforgettable, invaluable experience.

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By The Numbers

5th

UGA ranks 5th among the top 20 research universities in the number of students studying abroad. Nearly 30 percent of UGA undergraduates are involved in some form of international education each year. UGA is 2nd in the number of students who travel on short-term study abroad.

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Program director

Markus M. L. Crepaz

Department Head

Professor

Office: 308 Candler Hall

Phone: 706-542-6705

Fax: 706-583-8266

Email: mcrepaz@uga.edu