Intern in South Africa Housing

Here are some general rules, tips, and expectations to help you become accustomed to your new home!

You will be living with other CISabroad interns as well as other interns and students from all over the world! There are a few different houses located in Capetown in which you could live and we will send you the exact location as the program draws nearer. Each house is a little different, but includes a kitchen, common area, shared bathroom, and private room.


There is wifi and utilities as well, but as a house, you will need to share in the cost of these. It isn’t high, usually $20 or less per month per person.

A few rules and guidelines to help make your living situation a productive one:

Keep your room and the common areas clean; this is especially important when you are sharing a bedroom, apartment, residence, or dormitory.

In order to avoid disturbing the neighbors or housemates, please use headphones when listening to music, or keep the volume low, and please keep your voices down.


  • You should lock the house door at all times. Also, when leaving the house, make sure the windows are closed and locked. Neither the study abroad company nor the housing company will not be responsible for any stolen items.
  • Do not invite people into the house that you do not know.

Guests and Alcohol Policies:

  • Disrespectful behavior related to alcohol consumption will end up in dismissal from the housing and you will have to find your own housing at your own expense.
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the housing.
  • The consumption of drugs, as well as keeping or dealing with them, is absolutely prohibited

Helpful tips for living with other people:

  • Respect your hosts and the other people that live in the building.
  • Remember that you are not on a college campus and not in your own home. Respect the property and get out of the “college campus” mentality.
  • Talk to your roommates if they do something that bothers you. Talking it through is the easiest way to solve a small problem before it gets bigger.
  • Talk to the staff if a problem arises and you cannot work it out with your roommates.