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4 Reasons to Study Abroad in Cape Town, South Africa

Dec 8, 2015

Let us take you on a journey to the southern tip of Africa. Cape Town, the capital of the Western Cape, is South Africa’s second-most-populated city. Its beautiful climate, world-recognized universities and opportunities for outdoor adventure attract students from all over the globe. Could this be the study abroad destination of your dreams? Here are four reasons to put it on your list of possibilities:

  1. Top-rated Place to Visit
    Cape Town was rated “the best place in the world to visit” by The New York Times in 2014. The city was also named the second-best African city to visit by TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards.
  2. Diverse Educational Opportunities
    The City of Cape Town is home to some of the world’s leading research universities, and also offers many internships, volunteer and language school programs oriented to international students. There are also precollege and postgraduate programs available.
  3. English Language
    Looking for a study abroad destination where you can put your English skills to use? South Africa has 11 official languages, but most people can speak English.
  4. World-renowned National Parks
    Take a field trip to Kruger National Park to catch a glimpse of lions, African elephants, leopards and rhinoceros. Or visit Table Mountain National Park, which is home to more plant species than the British Isles or New Zealand!

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