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The Cape Town program enables students to learn about the city and its achievements and challenges in numerous ways. Activities are aimed at helping students achieve a deep understanding and appreciation of the city, the wider Western Cape region, and South Africa in general. While the curriculum is diverse and designed to serve the academic interests of most undergraduates, experiential learning and coursework will usually focus on contemporary issues in post-Apartheid South Africa. These include history, political economy, public health, urban studies, and sustainability.

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Photo: Here is my friend, Alex, at the peak of Table Mountain, after our 2-hour climb. We're so glad that the Stanford program and our RA's encouraged us to hike the mountain, instead of taking the gondolait made the view from the top even more rewarding.
Caroline Steyer

Student on a mountain in Cape Town. BOSP photo by Caroline Steyer.

Student Ambassadors

share their first-hand experiences about the program, what led them to choose the program, and some of the challenges they faced while studying abroad. Dive deeper into 'a day in the life' while abroad, as a particular student experience may help you decide if this program is right for you.

What I Did in Cape Town

Piper Holland

Major: International Relations

Minor: Film and Media Studies

Dayonna Tucker, BOSP Cape Town
Past Cape Town Student Ambassador

Dayonna Tucker, African and African-American Studies

I was strongly encouraged by my major and other peers to apply to the program to not only compliment my studies by engaging in race relations in a different context, but to take advantage of the many opportunities that Stanford provides.