IES Cape Town

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to study in one of earth’s most beautiful cities. Cape Town is complex and dynamic and IES staff is there to help you navigate these complexities. Students enroll at the University of Cape Town and can access a wide range of courses and extracurricular/volunteer opportunities in the local community. When not engaged in academic or volunteer activity, explore the Garden Route, Kruger Park, Robben Island, and Table Mountain.

IES Cape Town: Direct enroll at the University of Cape Town for Fall or Spring, or participate in Summer in a Service Learning or internship program in stunning Cape Town. Field trips to Kruger National Park and the Garden Route are included. Housing is in private houses/apartments or dormitories.




Academic Description: 
You can choose programs and courses focusing in health studies, social sciences, natural sciences, and business courses. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Africana Studies
Arts and Sciences
Communication: Rhet & Comm
English Literature
Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies
Health and Physical Activity
Health Related Professions
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Political Science
Public Health
Public Service
Application Instructions: 

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff: 

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

Schedule an appointment

Schedule an appointment with me using Pathways!

  • Log in to Pathways or use the Navigate app.
  • Select Appointments > Schedule an Appointment
  • Select Pitt Global as the Care Unit.
  • Select Study Abroad Virtual Advising as the Location
  • Select Study Abroad Program Specific Questions as the service
  • Select my name and find a time that works for you!

Having trouble or don't see a time that works for you? Just email me!

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