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  • Locations: Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Option: Dorm/Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: African American and African Studies, Art, Arts and Sciences, Biology, Economics, English, Environment and Natural Resources, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, French, Geography, Germanic Languages and Literatures, History, International Studies, Political Science, Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third Party Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required Click here for a definition of this term Program Features: Service-Learning
Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Rebecca McMunn
Program Description:

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Spend a semester or academic year in Stellenbosch with AIFS. Earn up to 15 credits studying at the University of Stellenbosch. Courses are taught in English.

Choose your course of study on the Full Curriculum Program. Focus on South African history and culture through the General Education Program. Volunteer opportunities and a Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program are also options.

Live in the student resident hall at the heart of campus life. You'll have a single en-suite room. Internet access and a meal allowance is included.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as: 
  • Sporting events
  • Beach excursions
  • Trips to local craft and food markets
  • Vineyard tour 
  • Hiking trips
  • 6-day trip along the famous Garden Route
  • Day trips to Cape Town, Robben Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Preserve and Boulder’s Beach (home of 3,000 African penguins).
Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to the Cederberg Mountains and a 5-day visit to Addo Elephant Park and Breede River.
 
Learn More About this Program
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
   
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
 
     
 

 





Ohio State Program Contact

Rebecca McMunn
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click here to request one.
McMunn.8@osu.edu


Courses and Credits 

The AIFS program at Stellenbosch offers courses taught in English in African studies, ecology, economics, geography, history, law, literature, political science, sociology and viticulture. For a summary of courses available to students, please see the AIFS catalogue at aifsabroad.com. Specific Ohio State course equivalences and credits will be determined by the appropriate Ohio State academic departments.

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.


Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.5 GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. AIFS application. 

IMPORTANTBoth applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.  


Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.


Program Costs

Students will pay the AIFS program fee* and GeoBlue International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The AIFS program fee includes tuition, housing, excursions, ten meals per week and in-country orientation.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

*OSU students participating on an OSU-approved AIFS semester program will discount of $400 (each semester); 

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. Both the OIA and AIFS applications must be submitted by the Ohio State deadline. The AIFS application can be found at aifsabroad.com. All AIFS application materials must be submitted directly to AIFS.


Scholarships

Students should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Please review the AIFS scholarship page for additional funding opportunities.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.


Notices

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country specific safety information) 
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance) 

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 01/24/2020 06/09/2020
NOTE: Dates include travel days.
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/10/2020 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/10/2020 11/19/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed