Cape Town is a popular destination for foreign students wanting to study English and boasts a wide choice of quality language schools offering a broad range of courses.
Many of the accredited schools are situated in the heart of the CBD with close access to local food and clothing markets, nightlife, restaurants and business. The CBD is also a short distance from popular destinations such as Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town Stadium and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
Schools often help with accommodation by offering a package deal of referring students to reputable agencies that offer accommodation and/or homestays.
The city and surrounds is also home to four public universities, two globally recognised business schools and a number of trustworthy private and public institutions. Educational institutions situated in the city include the University of Cape Town, University of the Western Cape and the Cape Town University of Technology. For more information, click here.
The school year generally runs from mid-January or February to November or early December and is divided into three or four terms. Depending on the institution, holidays usually take place in April; between June and August; September; and a longer summer holiday in December.