Tour and Study

Study Tours for Groups
TIES Study tours are specially designed to suit the requirements of groups of students from schools, colleges, universities, or private companies. Study tours can vary from short term (1 week) to long term (10 months). Students usually study ESL but other short courses are available. Although the programs have a strong learning component, they also include numerous recreational and cultural activities. Tours to locations in and around Cape Town can be arranged. Students may live with a home-stay family or in a guest-house.

Please Contact TIES at any time to arrange to have a Study Tour program designed especially for YOU!

The Area
The Western Cape region is famous for its scenic mountains and beaches and is a popular tourist destination in all seasons. The area has a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons, cool winters and hot, dry summers. Somerset West is a small town offering visitors a warm, safe and friendly environment for students. Please refer to TIES Location web page for further information about the region.

Accommodation
We recommend that all study tour students stay with English speaking families in the town for maximum language benefit. The cost for accommodation is included in the study tour package price.
Homestay – TIES has extensive experience in homestay arrangements. All host families are carefully interviewed. Selected homes provide a safe, caring atmosphere and convenient accommodation.

ESL Classes
ESL classes are taught by well-qualified TIES faculty who deliver teaching that gives students effective and practical language skills and encourages active participation. The curriculum is designed to be relevant to the students with enough flexibility to respond to the students’ needs. The combination of ESL, homestay and cultural activities provide the students with opportunities to improve their confidence in using English.

Other Learning
Through active participation in small classes with experienced teachers, students learn about South Africa; its people, lifestyles, geography and culture. Study Tours can be designed with a particular educational focus. TIES faculty are experts in many fields, including Education, Tourism and Business English. TIES International can also arrange to have outside experts provide training in sports such as golf, tennis, surfing and outdoor adventures.