Global Affairs will inform participants about pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. COVID-19 vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.
Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please note that the course may begin and end in different cities and that flights arriving in South Africa typically depart New York a day in advance; participants will be provided with the exact details so that they are able to book their airline tickets accordingly. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights. Domestic airline bookings within South Africa are booked centrally (not by the student) and this cost is included in the course activity fee.
Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.
Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to South Africa of less than three months in duration.
All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at email@example.com.
Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide (Cape Town), Lonely Planet Guide (Pretoria).
Weather: In July, temperatures in South Africa typically range from 45°F to 65°F. Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in South Africa.