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Academic Year - The South African academic year begins in January and final exams are written in late November. The year is split into four terms with a short break in April and October and a longer break in July. You can apply for our ten month program with either a January or a July arrival. 
Semester - Consider spending six months in South Africa. You can begin your program at any time during the year with the exception of December.
One, Two or Three months - If you only have your vacation period available, a short term immersion with three weeks of vacation and the rest of your time at a South African school will give you an understanding of what the South African lifestyle is all about. 
English Language Immersion - Groups of eight or more scholars can spend three weeks studying English with a qualified teacher whilst staying with a host family to practice English and explore South Africa. 

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

Contact the office nearest you!

IST Internationale Sprach und Studienreisen
(High School Program)
Stiftsmuehle
69080 Heidelberg
GERMANY
Tel: 49 6221 8900 120
Fax: 49 6221 8900 200
Email : ist@sprachreisen.de
http://www.sprachreisen.de/
Program of International Educational Exchange (PIEE)
Kioi-cho TBR1015
5-7 Kojimachi
102-0083 Chiyoda-Ku
JAPAN
Tel: 81 3 3263 1292
Fax: 81 3 3221 1393
Email : asse@piee.gr.jp
http://www.piee.jp/
Young Exchange Service (YES)
10/36 Mouban Suantip
Sukha Road, Bungkhum
10230 Bangkok
THAILAND
Tel: 66 2 508 0437
Fax: 66 2 943 8870
Email : yes@y-yes.com
http://www.y-yes.com/
British European Centre (B.E.C.)
Corso Italia 6
20122, Milano
ITALY
Tel: 39 02 89 00396
Fax: 39 02 86 4096
Email : becitalia@libero.it
http://www.becasse.it/
Programmes Internationaux D'Echanges (PIE)
39, Rue Espariat
13100 Aix-en-Provence
FRANCE
Tel: 33 4 42 91 31 00
Fax: 33 4 42 91 30 80
Email : courrier@piefrance.com
http://www.piefrance.com/
ASSE/ASPECT
Banegaardspladsen 1,4
DK- 1570 Copenhagen V
DENMARK
Tel: 45 33 15 44 45
Fax: 45 33 15 44 35
Email : rejs@asseworld.dk
http://www.asseworld.dk/
American Scandinavian Student Exchange
Kuminakuja 3 G 55
00840 Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel: 358 9 6924906
Fax: 358 9 2724015
Email : asse.highschool@euraupair.fi
http://www.amscanstudentexchange.com/
Bright Future International Co., Ltd.
5F, No. 13, Sec. 2, Keelung Road
110 Taipei
TAIWAN
Tel: 886 2 272 946 56
Fax: 886 2 2729 4551
Email : bf@bfi.com.tw
http://www.bfi.com.tw/
ASSE
USA and Canada
http://www.asse.com/

HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH AFRICA
What better way to practice ENGLISH and experience the  magnificent culture of the RAINBOW nation than attending high school in South Africa.

South Africa - an exotic and extraordinary country of multi-ethnic culture and personality; combining sophisticated modernity with ancient tradition.

A high school day begins at 7.30am and the academic portion is usually concluded at 2.30pm. Most students attend some form of sport or cultural activity in afternoon and the school day ends at 4.30pm.  Homework and exam preparation is done at home but there is always plenty of time for a social life. Most South African schools are co-educational.I am so glad my school has a  uniquely amazing family atmosphere, unlike any other school.  It is not “go-to-school-go-home”, but rather the whole family gets involved.  St Stithians College remains a country school with an electric atmosphere in the heart of the northern suburbs.  A co-ordinate school, it provides students with an ideal view of reality while at the same time it develops our confidence in the security of a single sex classroom. Our multi-cultural community is caring and friendly and everybody is welcome no matter who you are. St Stithians, for me, is not just a school – it is a family, the “Saints” family. It is a place where we find the strength to swim together and, eventually, the courage to swim apart.

Cultural activities include music, chess, computer clubs, art, community outreach programs, youth leadership etc. School sport includes soccer, cricket, rugby, netball, hockey, swimming and athletics.    

South Africans attend school in uniform. Typical subject choices are as follows, but will differ from school to school. Every South African student has to study English. 

Grade Nine 
Compulsory Subjects
 English, Afrikaans or Zulu, Mathematics, General Science, History
 Geography, Woodwork or Home Economics, Life Orientation (Bible      
 Education, Guidance, Physical Education), Entrepreneurship
 One additional subject from:
 Art, Business Economics, Accounting
 Grades Ten, Eleven and Twelve
 Compulsory Examination Subjects
 English, Afrikaans or Zulu
 Four Subjects From:
 Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology, Geography, 
 History, Accounting, Woodwork, Home Economics, Art
 Business Economics, Computer Studies, Graphic Design
 Additional Subjects
 Career Guidance
 Optional 7th Subjects
 Additional Mathemcatics, Computer Studies, Chinese, Graphic Design
 Economics, Portuguese, French, German, Hebrew

Glenwood Boys High School, voted one of the 70 best schools in SA

Speaking English as a Foreign Language

South Africa has eleven national languages. Native English speaking South Africans are in the minority yet all South Africans speak English.

You may not feel completely comfortable speaking English the whole time, you might be wondering how you'll express yourself; how you'll communicate with store clerks, teachers, classmates and your host family,  but when you're surrounded by that language from morning till night, you learn the fastest way possible. It's like a month of class in a single day!.

 With your initial preparation, plus the constant exposure you'll have to the language, you'll be talking comfortably with your host family in just a few weeks. Within four months, you should speak English fluently and you may also be speaking some Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho or even Venda!. You'll tell jokes and gossip with friends, even dream and speak to pets in the once foreign language. And the fluency you develop will give you a great advantage in your future schooling and career.

 

Here are a few of the schools that accept JCR Exchange students. Click on the school name to see their website. 

Brackenwood High School
 

Fourways High School
 

The National School of the Arts
 
We offer the following program options. Complete a pre-application form for more information or contact the office in your country.

One month to six weeks language immersion. Stay with a host family, explore South Africa and practice your English (with optional English Language tuition) Acceptance for any month of the year except December

Two months homestay, of which one month includes school. Acceptance for January and February, March and April or July and August.

 

Three months homestay including attendance at school Acceptance for any month of the year except November and  December

Six months or one semester homestay, including acceptance at school. Start date for any month of the year except  November and December

 

Ten months or academic year; homestay including attendance at school. Acceptance for any month of the year except November and  December

GAP YEAR; A six month or one year program only available to students that have just completed school. Start dates are either January or July.

SOUTH AFRICA - ONE OF THE WORLD'S LAST TRUE ADVENTURES!

SOUTH AFRICA - A RAINBOW NATION!

SOUTH AFRICA - A WORLD IN ONE COUNTRY!