2019 Applications Open!
The future depends on those who have deep, critical knowledge and the skills to apply it in a global context. That's why iX and UVA are collaborating in Cape Town to pioneer a new paradigm of learning: a study abroad program that combines a liberal arts course with high impact skills development and work experience. All while you immerse yourself in a unique workplace environment and experience South Africa's vibrant culture, history, and lifestyle.
The iXperience Immerse program offers you the unique opportunity to compliment a UVA liberal arts course with a cutting-edge industry-relevant course and internship. This, all while earning up to 10 college credits, and exploring one of the most beautiful, thrilling and culturally rich cities worldwide – Cape Town, South Africa.
The 10-week program begins with a 4-week liberal arts course, designed by UVA exclusively for iX. Then you'll take a 6-week iX career-focused course and internship that will give you skills and experience.
- 4-week, 4 credit UVA Global Studies Course that will expand your understanding of the South African context—politics, culture, history, and some of the most pressing challenges that the country and its people face.
- 6-week, 6 credit course and internship blend that will give you both intensive classwork and practical work experience. The course will also encourage you to think about how to address some of the challenges you grappled with
- Cultural and personal exploration in a vibrant city with arranged excursions
- Access to a powerful network of alumni – many of whom work at big companies like Google, Apple, Uber, Bain and more
- Ongoing support and access to the tools you need to succeed in your chosen field