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ADULT STUDY ABROAD

Live & Learn in Cape Town

Sojrn's Cape Town Chapter is a four-week expedition through soaring landscapes and lively culture of South Africa's Mother City. With a community of nature lovers, you'll uncover the wonders that make this one of the continent's most remarkable and biodiverse destinations.


Together you'll trek Lion's Head to panoramic mountain-top vistas, immerse yourselves in a world-renowned wine region, and head out on coastal explorations as you discover the intricate and delicate ecosystems that shape the region. Through in-depth educational workshops and expertly led activities, you'll gain a more profound appreciation for the natural world around you.

Upcoming Dates

NOV 27 – DEC 24, 2023

Prices starting at:

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$4,699*

*Pricing varies by housing options and optional add-ons

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Overview

You'll learn

How diverse cultures contribute to the preservation of unique ecosystems as you examine the intricate relationship between cultural diversity and conservation. 

Practical steps to make a positive impact on conservation in your daily life, from reducing your ecological footprint to advocating for sustainable practices in your community.

Biodiversity-friendly farming techniques and their role in contributing to food security, as you visit sustainable agriculture projects in the renowned wine region of Stellenbosch.

The ability of storytelling to preserve cultural identities from the traditions of Xhosa storytellers to the personal narratives from apartheid survivors.

How to actively support local efforts to protect endangered species and their habitats by focusing on community-driven marine and wildlife conservation projects.

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LIVE IN CAPE TOWN

From mountain to sea

In Cape Town, scenes of towering natural beauty run headlong into streets overflowing with cultural richness. This is a city that pulses with energy and diversity. 


Explore the worldly stalls of Neighbourgoods Market as you chat with local artists and musicians. Experience the rhythm of local life as you sway to soulful beats of intimate live music performances.


With a breathtaking coastline, diverse and rugged landscapes, and a melting pot of cultures, Cape Town will welcome you into its heart and soul.

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Immerse

CONNECT WITH COMMUNITY

Share the world

On the Biodiversity Chapter, you'll form bonds with your Chaptermates who share your interests and passion for the natural world. 


Together, you'll delve into the region's rich ecosystems, engage with local conservationists, and immerse yourselves in the preservation of uniquely beautiful habitats from the Krueger to the coast.


Over meaningful discussions, you'll exchange insights and knowledge. And, through shared experiences, traditional meals, and cultural celebrations, you'll create real friendships.

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LEARN BIODIVERSITY

From the land

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Through authentic hands-on outdoor experiences and expert-led activities, you'll explore the rich flora and fauna of the region, and develop a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of ecosystems and the importance of conservation. 


As you hike to towering Table Mountain vistas and past plant species endemic to only the Cape Floral Kingdom, you’ll gain firsthand knowledge of the delicate balance of nature and the factors that shape the region’s diverse ecosystems.


You'll even discover the role of indigenous knowledge and local practices in promoting sustainable living and biodiversity conservation.

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Sojrn Hosts

Desserts

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Local Host

Your Local Host will ensure you have everything you need in Cape Town to be relaxed, productive, and inspired in your temporary new home. They will also assist you with cross-cultural immersion so that you grow familiar with the language, etiquette, customs, and cultural nuances of South Africa.

Drinks

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Chapter Host

Your Chapter Host knows exactly what to plan to make your evenings and spare time in Cape Town more fun. Knowledgeable in Cape Town’s colorful culture and amazing scenery, they will help organize social events, group dinners, and weekend adventures out of the city.

Chapter Hosts

What's Included

What's Included

What's Not

Our Sojrn Chapters are created to cater to your needs and allow you the most flexibility and control over how you spend your time and money. As such, these items are left for you to arrange at your discretion: 

  • Airfare

  • Departure airport transportation

  • Meals (unless otherwise noted)

  • Optional activities/experiences

  • Insurance

HOUSING OPTIONS

Choose your stay

$5,399 A private one-bedroom apartment that comes furnished with WiFi, a kitchenette, and space to work. If you sign up with another person with the intention of sharing Private Housing, one person should book the Private Housing option, and one person should book the No Housing option.

Housing

REMOTE WORKING

Work the way you want

If you plan to work while on your Sojrn, you’ll have the opportunity to do so from afar while immersing yourself in the local culture. With a complimentary personal WiFi hotspot, your desk can be anywhere you like, from your own apartment to the charming coffee shop around the corner. 

“Sojrn taps into an audience willing to trade weeklong vacations for extended experiences that blend work, life and exploration.”

 

TRAVEL WEEKLY      

EXAMPLE ITINERARY

A week in the life

Please note: Chapter activities, events, excursions, and optionals are updated and refreshed throughout the year and subject to change based on the weather, the season, and South Africa's many cultural celebrations.

 

The following is an example week.

Example Week

“A new study abroad program for grown-ups.”

GOOD TO KNOWS

Cape Town Chapter Notes

You should expect a moderate level of physical activity on your Chapter, most of which will be walking and hiking.

While load shedding (government-planned blackouts to conserve energy) will not affect your accommodations, you should pack portable batteries as you may travel to other parts of the city or region that are affected.

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions

Interested in learning more about our Cape Town Chapter?

If you have any questions about our Cape Town Chapter or would like to talk to someone about the Sojrn experience before you book, leave us your info or schedule a call directly with a Community Manager and someone from the team will be in touch as soon as possible!

Thanks! We'll be in touch asap!

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