Bootcamps. Internships. Travel.See the world. Get ahead this summer.

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3000+ alumni worldwide

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2 city options

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4 career acceleration bootcamps

Learn from industry. Work in industry. Travel the world.

iX Summer Abroad is a unique 6-week program that combines a career-focused bootcamp with a hands-on internship in that field, all in an incredible city abroad.

Choose between our campuses in Lisbon, Portugal, or Cape Town, South Africa, and join students from around the U.S. accelerating their careers while exploring a new city.

iX focuses on four key career paths.

Learn solutions-focused problem-solving & develop business models.

Technology

Data Science & AI

Learn data sets to create actionable insights & apply to machine learning.

Business

Management Consulting

Learn solutions-focused problem-solving & develop business models.

Technology

Software Engineering

Learn coding languages, understand APIs & build an app.

Business

Investment Finance

Learn financial tools and concepts & assess a company's performance.

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Session 1: May 28 - July 8

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Session 2: July 9 - August 19

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Early deadline: Sept 27

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Why iX?

How we set you up for career success.

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First 2 weeks

Technical skills bootcamp

  • Learn the most current skills used in industry.

  • Taught online live by an expert in the field.

  • Small class sizes (max 30), allowing for more engagement.

  • Sets you up to create value in your internship.

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Next 4 weeks

Curated global internship

  • Guaranteed placement at a company abroad.

  • Apply your newly acquired skills to a real-world project.

  • Present your work often and receive feedback from managers.

  • Deliver a final presentation for your resume & portfolio.

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Throughout the program

Continuous  support

  • You are never alone during your iX journey.

  • Teaching Assistants are available daily to support you.

  • You have a dedicated Internship Coach at iX, guiding you through each step.

  • 24/7 On-the-ground program staff.

4

End of program and ongoing

Recruitment support

  • Upgrade your LinkedIn with your iX experience.

  • Letters of recommendation from iX staff and internship managers.

  • Career Workshops and ongoing support for career development.

  • Access the Alumni Networking Tool and connect with successful past students.

Hear from recent students.

Explore career paths of iX Alumni.

iX is designed to be your first step in a successful career.

Max Mortonson

Amazing program and you can't ask for a better city to study abroad in. If you want real world experience, in combination with an intensive classroom environment, there is no better place to achieve this at iXperience Cape Town.

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Ashley Castillo

We don’t know where we might end up in the future or what kind of people and problems we will be working with. iX introduced me to this idea and inspired me to seek learning even in areas I may feel are out of my comfort. But even more importantly, to always be curious about what my peers are doing and be open to being pleasantly surprised at what I may find interest in.

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Bailey Burro

iX gave me something concrete to put on my resume, and that was a huge leg up. Most juniors don't have projects to show potential employers.

My time at iX also helped to formulate an idea of what kind of company culture and vision I wanted to be part of.

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Grace Petrosini

iXperience is an amazing opportunity to meet new people, enjoy life in a new area of the world, learn and develop new skills, and try your hand in an industry you didn't think you would have the chance to work in.

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iX is located in two of the world's best travel destinations.

Gaining global experience changes your perspective and gives you an edge in the increasingly connected world.

Cape Town, South Africa.

Nestled between the oceans and the mountains is a thriving historic city at the tip of Africa.

Rated #3 city to visit in the world (and with new direct flights from New York), iX flagship campus in Cape Town is a must-visit for students.

Lisbon, Portugal.

Study, explore and work in a country once thought to be the edge of the known world. Stay with fellow iXers at a central location in the vibrant city.

Visit museums and galleries, surf the Atlantic swell, and experience the famed cuisine of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Program details.

Next 6 week session commences:

May 28 - July 8, 2023

Limited spaces available

What's included:

  • Live online course with 1 expert instructor & 2 TAs.

  • Hybrid internship.

  • Daily internship support from instructors and iX staff.

  • Accommodation & excursions.

  • Modern co-working space and much more...

Program tuition options:

Cape Town $9,970

Lisbon $11,450

Payment plans available*

Quick stories from 2022 students.

Health & Safety is our #1 priority.

Our approach.

Our global operations team takes a data-driven approach to measure every aspect of our service, from accommodation incidents to health and safety responses. We thoroughly vet every housing and excursion provider we partner with to ensure compliance with international study abroad safety, and quality standards. Our in-house legal team creates standardized contracts that protect iXperience and our students. All iX campuses are COVID compliant.

Parents who visited iX Abroad.

Each year, we welcome dozens of parents who visit their children in Cape. Town and Lisbon. In this video, we caught up with a parent who visited iX Abroad, and asked what their experience was like in the city.

Which summer program interests you most?

Data Science & AI skills you’ll learn.

Coding in Python

Data Wrangling

Data Visualization

The Data Science Pipeline

Supervised Machine Learning

Unsupervised Machine Learning

Past instructors from:

Management Consulting skills you’ll learn.

Problem Definition

Problem Structuring

Workplanning

Fact-based Varied Analysis

Presentation Skills

Quick Iteration

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Software Engineering skills you’ll learn.

HTML, CSS, Javascript

Javascript framework (Angular)

Debugging websites

Implementing APIs

Deploying apps to the internet

Building databases

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Investment Finance skills you’ll learn.

Financial Ecosystems

Financial Reporting

Portfolio Management

Instruments & Valuation

Reporting

Applied Learnings

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How to apply.

Application deadlines.

Limited spaces available

Sept 27: Early deadline (with bonus)

Early applicants who commit to the program will receive a free skydiving experience in their city. Decision released in October.

Nov 3: Regular deadline (with bonus)

Regular applicants who commit to the program will receive a fine dining experience in their city. Decision released by Thanksgiving.

Dec 1: Early bird payment discount

If you pay your tuition in full by this date you'll recieve $1000 off your tuition total.

Feb 16: Late deadline

Some programs may already be full. We encourage you to apply earlier. Decisions released in February and March.

Step 1

Apply & book an
interview.

Step 2

Have an interview with
an Advisor.

Step 3

Receive a decision in
2-3 weeks.

Frequently asked
questions.

More questions?
Schedule a call with an advisor.

What are the dates of the program 2023 Summer program?

Two sessions of our summer 2023 program will be available to choose from. The first session will run from May 28 - July 8, 2023, and the second session will run from July 9 - August 19, 2023.

How do I choose whether Cape Town or Lisbon is a better city for me?

Cape Town and Lisbon are two of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world, which is why they’re both host to our campuses. Cape Town offers access to endless hiking opportunities - including on the iconic Table Mountain - and the option to surf the waves of two different oceans, all just a stone's throw away from the student accommodation.

Lisbon gives visitors many rich cultural experiences, a deep history and sprawling beaches, while also offering the opportunity to bask in the warm Portuguese summer sun. No matter the type of experience you are looking for, book a call with an admissions consultant to find out which option is best for you.

What if there is an emergency in my chosen city?

We have a rigid health and safety briefing with all our students on day one of the program to ensure that everyone is well aware of the city and surroundings. Each of our host cities’ student accommodation is located within 3.1 miles of the nearest hospital, and with dedicated staff appointed to each campus, we are able to offer support 24/7. Visit our Health and Safety page for a detailed breakdown.

How does the accommodation work?

In both Cape Town and Lisbon, the student accommodation is a shared space so all of our students are able to connect with one another. We house 2-5 students per room, and room selection is on a first-come-first-serve basis. This means that students who commit to the program and pay their deposits early have first choice of rooming options.

Each city’s accommodation is paired with a co-working space (a short distance away), and is close to shops, transport routes and amenities. Students will be picked up from the airport on arrival and taken to check into the accommodation the Sunday prior to the program’s start date. Students will depart from the accommodation to the airport the Saturday after the program ends, and transport will also be arranged on this day. Note that early or late arrivals and/or departures will require your own transportation and additional accommodation arrangements.

What should I pack for my trip?

Depending on the chosen city, you will have a very different packing list. Cape Town enters its winter between June and September, so it's best to pack warmer clothes; however, the South African winter is very mild compared to the US’s! Expect temperatures of 55°F at worst during the day. Cape Town's weather is notorious for changing in a heartbeat, so make sure to pack a few items for warmer conditions.

Lisbon, on the other hand, will be in its summer during the program, so it is best to pack for a hot climate - and don’t forget your sunscreen! For both locations, you will need to pack swimwear/beachwear as well as outdoor clothing, as you will be going on many adventures in both cities. Also include one or two smart-casual options for meetings with your internship manager.

How can I balance the iX internship and exploring a new city?

As we’ve seen in previous years, it can definitely get overwhelming having to attend class and complete internship projects while trying to take in and explore a new city. But don’t worry! iX organises many optional events throughout every week for you to experience the best of each city, but it will be up to you to balance which events you attend and which days you will reserve for your learning experience.

We always offer round-the-clock support to students who are struggling with the course work or workload, and our in-city staff members are dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your experience with iX.

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