Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are. - George Eliot

Program Highlights

  • Live and study with Africans and other International students, while earning SMC credit
  • Holistic program approach to help gain first-hand knowledge of Western Cape societies
  • A variety of academic and service learning options to accommodate almost all majors

Application Requirements

3.0 Major and Cumulative GPA, open juniors and seniors (no sophomores)


SMC tuition and international room (board is not included)

Tuition & Fees $20,615
Room (Board NOT included) $4,415
Travel (Estimated International Flight) $1,000
Student Visa (Estimated) $72
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit N/A
Application Fee $30



Students can choose to live in a UCT Residence Hall, Off-Campus Houses or Apartments, or Homestay with a South African Family.  Residence Halls and Off-campus apartments will be shared with other CIEE and South African students and are a great opportunity for independent students.  Homestays are a highly recommended way to become fully immersed in the South African culture.

Host University

University of Cape Town (UCT) through CIEE




List of Courses Offered



List of Pre-Approved UCT Courses, Click Here

*Transfer Credit Approval forms are not required for pre-approved courses. Courses listed under each institution do not reflect all courses offered. Any course not listed must be approved by way of a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval form

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Mailing Address

Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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