The Cape Town Program offers students the opportunity to pursue courses in their designated fields of study through direct enrollment at the University of Cape Town. Students will also be able to take advantage of courses, staff, facilities and cultural excursions offered by IES Abroad. Cape Town offers students the opportunity to experience modern South African society and explore the natural wonders surrounding the city. The University of Cape Town, the highest ranked university in Africa and oldest university in South Africa, is situated near the base of Table Mountain National Park.