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An aerial shot of Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula in Cape Town South Africa

Program at a Glance

CIEE, Cape Town

Country or area South Africa
City Cape Town
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type Internship
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Summer
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Cape Town is the commercial and industrial hub of South Africa. Set between the ocean and mountains, Cape Town is home to regional headquarters for many companies, nonprofits, and non-governmental organizations. Over eight weeks, leverage an internship into a global career in sectors like microfinance, medicine, and marketing. Chart your progress during your internship and covers topics like international networking and intercultural communication. Take a break from the program to discover luxurious beaches, breathtaking mountain and coastal vistas, and Cape Town nightlife. 

Where you'll study

The CIEE study center is located near the University of Cape Town. Public transportation, a short walk from the study center, whisks you to your internship site. Orientations, networking events, and meetings with internship supervisors are held at the study center and local organizations.

As a transfer student, I wasn't sure I could participate in a study abroad program during my short time at Berkeley. After signing up for the Peace Corps Prep Program offered through UCEAP, I learned all students—including transfer students—are encouraged to study abroad. I chose the global internship program because it was an excellent opportunity to get my first internship experience while fulfilling one of the Peace Corps prep requirements and visiting a country I'd never seen before. Everything aligned perfectly.

Jessica Welsh UC Berkeley Global Studies South Africa