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The Stellenbosch, South Africa, Study Abroad Program is a four-week Maymester program that offers a unique combination of classroom learning, community engagement, and wildlife viewing. The program 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 faculty, allowing students to earn six hours of UGA credit.  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 community of Kayamandi.

About Stellenbosch

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.

Contact Us

Program Co-Directors

Dr. Markus Crepaz
Department of International Affairs
308 Candler Hall
Phone: 706-542-6705

Dr. William Finlay
Department of Sociology
210 Baldwin
Phone: 706-410-4576

student feedback

Contact the following participants from the 2016 program for more information:

Destiny Loyd
International Affairs
Master’s Student- CESD
Odum School of Ecology
University of Georgia ’17 | 770-688-4680

Jordan Shoemaker
Sociology – A.B.
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
University of Georgia ’17 | 770-367-1856

Millie Bhatia 
International Affairs
Bachelor’s Student
School of Public & International Affairs
University of Georgia ’18 | 678-736-3980


Sarah Henning
International Affairs
Masters of Public Administration
School of Public & International Affairs
University of Georgia Honors  ’19 / 770-596-9298

Study Abroad Scholarships

Visit the UGA portal to apply at