International Affairs Office

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS OFFICE

Our International Affairs Office
is ready to assist students from
all across the globe

Our mission is to enhance Stellenbosch Business School’s international networks and build the school’s international profile. We support the internationalisation activities of the business school in the following ways:

We initiate, develop and implement the internationalisation of Stellenbosch Business School’s core activities of research, teaching and learning, and social impact

​We develop sustainable alliances, partnerships and collaboration to support these core activities

We enhance the dedicated support services platform to promote Stellenbosch Business School’s global engagement activities on campus, in the local community, in the region and in Africa and beyond

We integrate a global engagement dimension into the student experience at Stellenbosch Business School, in particular by instituting and enriching the notion of internationalisation-at-home

We facilitate
the development of scholarship in Africa

The International Affairs Office is a support services division within Stellenbosch Business School. The office also contributes to the institutional objectives of Stellenbosch University.

We form a part of the prestigious Global Innovation Challenge alliance of business schools, which aims to solve real-life company challenges within high-performing, multicultural and cross-functional teams of master students from eight, internationally accredited business schools worldwide.

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Our International Partner Business Schools

We have  partnership agreements with more than 65 leading business schools around the world. They can be found in Europe, the United Kingdom, North and South America, Africa and Asia. These partnership agreements are managed by Stellenbosch Business School’s International Affairs Office.

Through these partnerships, we:

  • Cooperate on academic programmes and facilitate faculty exchange opportunities
  • Conduct joint research projects
  • Structure programmes for international visiting student groups
  • Facilitate exchange opportunities for Stellenbosch Business School students

Click here to see a list of business schools around the world with which Stellenbosch Business School has partnership agreements.

Staff Mobility

International exposure and the sharing of knowledge are increased through the exchange of academics between partner business schools. That is why the International Affairs Office assists academics from international business schools to lecture on Stellenbosch Business School’s programmes and why we facilitate opportunities for our faculty members to lecture at international business schools. We also support faculty mobility that leads to undertaking joint research, strengthening international networks and participating in joint projects. In addition, faculty members from international institutions may apply to join Stellenbosch Business School as visiting faculty members.

For more information, please contact the Head of the International Affairs Office, Samantha Walbrugh-Parsadh, at [email protected].

International Visitors

The International Affairs Office welcomes international visitors and delegations who wish to visit Stellenbosch Business School. To facilitate the planning of the visit, prospective visitors should send a request to Loyiso Qoboshiyana at [email protected].

Tourism

V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is South Africa’s most-visited destination, and it attracts roughly 24 million visitors a year. There are many coffee shops, restaurants, and bars, most with spectacular harbour views. Situated in South Africa’s oldest working harbour, the 123 hectares (300 acres) area has been developed for mixed-use, with both residential and commercial real estate

Table Mountain

One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Table Mountain is Cape Town’s centrepiece. If you are relatively fit and are feeling energetic, there are some amazing hikes to try. For those pressed for time, the Aerial Cableway offers a quick and convenient ascent. Cable cars depart from the cable station every 10 to 15 minutes and the journey up the mountain takes about five minutes. The cars rotate through 360 degrees during the trip, affording you spectacular views of the mountain below.

Robben Island

Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has come to symbolise the oppression of the Apartheid government. It was here that Nelson Mandela, alongside many other political prisoners, spent 18 years of his 27 years in prison.  However, the island’s history predates the Apartheid regime. Over the centuries, it has acted as a prison, a military base, and a leper colony. Ferries depart for the island daily from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Situated on the slopes of Table Mountain, a mere 13km from the city centre, Kirstenbosch is regarded as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. The 528-hectare estate contains over 7,000 species of plants from southern Africa. While you are there, be sure to check out the 130m Centenary Tree Canopy – affectionately known as the Boomslang – that snakes its way through the trees of the Arboretum.

Groot Constantia

The oldest wine farm in South Africa offers up more than just fine wine and delicious food; at Groot Constantia, you can also brush up on your Cape Town history at the museum housed in the old Manor House. While you are there, be sure to sample some of the estate’s dessert wine – Grand Constance. It was so famous in the nineteenth century (then known as Constantia Wyn) that it even found its way into the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

Cape Point

The Cape Point Nature Reserve is all about natural splendour. You will be treated to some pretty spectacular views of the Atlantic and False Bay coastlines. While you are there, be sure to spend some time in the nature reserve where you are likely to encounter baboons, Cape Mountain Zebras, buck, and at least some of the 250 species of bird that call this reserve home.

Contact Details

Samantha WALBRUGH-PARSADH
Head: International Affairs
Telephone: +27 (0)21 9184200
Email: [email protected]

 

Zelda COTTLE
Office Manager
Telephone: +27 (0)21 918 4202
Email: [email protected]

 

Maynette DE WEE
Coordinator: Student Mobility
Telephone: +27 (0)21 918 4127
Email: [email protected]

 

Genevieve FILLIS
Logistical Coordinator: Incoming Programmes
Telephone: +27 (0)21 918 4120
Email: [email protected]

 

Sheena MANEVELD
Logistical Coordinator: Incoming Programmes
Telephone: +27 (0)21 918 4196
Email: [email protected]

 

Loyiso QOBOSHIYANA
PA to the Head: International Affairs
Telephone: +27 (0)21 918 4332
Email: [email protected]

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