Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Stellenbosch, South Africa
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: AIFS
AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. With more than 50 years of experience, we have the resources and experience to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe.
The main university campus is located in the town itself just 5 minutes walk to the center of campus. The “res” is at the heart of campus life allowing you to make new friends, be part of the community and be independent while having the convenience of access to classrooms and other University services. AIFS students live in single rooms with fully-equipped kitchenettes (crockery and cutlery, microwave, fridge and oven).
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that AIFS sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
|1AIFS Program Fee||See AIFS|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|AIFS Application Fee||$95|
|Airfare||$1400 - $2000|
|Refundable Housing Deposit||$250|
|Meals||$1200 - $1600|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$500 - $700|
|Books and Materials||$250|
|Local Transportation||$200 - $400|
|2Visa (for US Citizens)||$135|
|Travel to NY Consulate for Visa (NC Residents)||$300|
|3Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|4Personal Travel and Spending||$1000 - $1500|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
AIFS offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $200 to $5000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
The AIFS Stellenbosch program offers two tracks to students:
Full Curriculum Track - Choose from a select number of courses taught in English offered from the various Stellenbosch faculties.
Service Learning Track - Students take a mandatory 9-credit Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement course plus one or two courses from the Full Curriculum Program for a total of 12-15 credits.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the AIFS Stellenbosch website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Stellenbosch program will take 12-15 credits. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.