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We choose our cities because they're ideal for studying abroad. Our cities are rich in culture and history, immersed in nature, ripe for exploring, and budget friendly. A mecca for tech entrepreneurs, growing startups, and foreign companies, they’re also ideal for internships.

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Lisbon – The capital city with a small town feel and Europe's best kept secret.

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Europe's best kept secret


Rustic meets the 21st century

Lisbon is changing fast. Portugal has seen a huge economic boom in the last decade, with young creatives and global funders reimagining the city, building on what is already there while retaining the rustic charm and low cost of living. It's got the best of the continent's natural beauty and culture, but at a fraction of the cost—a coffee (or a beer) will cost you just $1-2.

Lisbon scene

Modern housing and classrooms

Lisbon has no shortage of supermodern student dorms and innovative coworking spaces. In 2018, we based our campus at LX Factory. Formerly a cluster of fabric factories, the graffitied, urban space is a creative island home to companies of art, fashion and design, and all sorts of trendy shops and cafés.

Lisbon class

World class infrastructure

Lisbon consistently ranks as one of the world's safest (and sunniest) cities. The city is also extremely well connected, both internally, and to other European cities. Paris for a long weekend? Totally doable.

Lisbon street

Frequently asked questions – Lisbon

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How safe is Lisbon?

At iXperience, our primary focus is on your safety and well-being. Like many European capitals, there are few dangers in Lisbon aside from pickpockets and con artists. People often use public transportation or walk around, even later in the evening.

In all of our locations, students are introduced to our health and safety protocols by attending a compulsory orientation session hosted by the iX operations and safety teams in the first week. Additionally, iX staff members and our health and safety officers are on call 24 hours a day to assist students if necessary. iX also encourages students to take responsibility for their own safety by being vigilant and taking precautions, as they would in any foreign place.

What is a typical day’s schedule?

During the first 2 weeks of the program, students have class from Monday to Friday. Class is for approximately three to four hours each day and because the program is meant to be intense, students are assigned 3-5 hours of homework. Outside of class (when done with homework of course!) students are encouraged to explore as much as possible, whether that's with sunrise oceanside runs, exploring the cobblestone streets, or taking the metro (or Uber) to nearby neighborhoods.

Following the first two weeks of classroom learning, students will enter the four weeks internship/learning phase. Most days will be spent at the internship companies, where students will work on their projects. Students will also be spending time back in the classroom, receiving support from their teaching team to help ensure that they’re able to deliver the best results and build on their growing body of skills and knowledge.

Are meals included?

You will have to cover your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. But don’t stress! There are amazing restaurants all over the city, many within walking distance. The price of groceries in Lisbon is also drastically lower than in America.

How much spending money should I bring for the six weeks I'll be in Lisbon?

This is really up to you. Portugal is relatively cheap for foreign visitors, despite higher costs in the rest of the Eurozone. Living in Lisbon can be "cheap" but not free. Students lived comfortably spending, on average, $1600 during their 2-month stay. Remember, accommodation and all iXperience excursions are included in your tuition. This amount is also dependant on how many excursions you arrange during your free time, but these usually add up to $300 - $700 in total.

What’s the weather like in Lisbon during the program?

It's the height of summer during the program! Because Lisbon is coastal, it's more moderate than some other parts of Europe, but it's still toasty. You can expect daytime temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheight, with nighttime temperatures around 60. It'll most likely rain around 5 days every month. So basically, paradise!

Do I need vaccinations?

No vaccinations are required for your trip to Lisbon. You can learn more on the CDC website here.

How good are the medical facilities?

The Portuguese healthcare system was ranked as 12th best in the world in a World Health Organization report. Private care will be more than sufficient for most health issues, and won't cost too much.

Do I need travel medical insurance?

It is compulsory for all students to have arranged travel medical insurance before attending iXperience. Fortunately, your university health insurance will often cover international travel, and independent insurance schemes are quite affordable.

We recommend chatting to your medical service provider about the process of taking out travel medical insurance that guarantees that you will be covered for any emergency while in Portugal. Please note that this is a step that you will have to complete on your iXperience student portal.

Do I need a visa to come to Portugal?

US Citizens will only require a visa for Portugal for iXperience if they plan on staying for longer than 90 days. If you're a US or UK national, you can stay in Portugal for up to 90 days without a visa.

Any UK citizen who holds either a full UK passport or a BOTC, BOC, BPP or BS passport can also travel to Portugal and visa-free. However, many non-EU nationals who reside in the UK are still required to get a Schengen visa to travel to Portugal.

If you hold a passport that is not a UK or US passport, please check the requirements here).



Cape Town – the African continent's crown jewel.

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A paradise at the edge of Africa


Classrooms built for inspired learning

Our Cape Town campus is located centrally in the V&A Waterfront. Managed by the Workshop17 initiative, the fully-equipped iXperience Campus is a uniquely modern hub dedicated to creation and innovation.

Campus

Housing in Cape Town's safest neighborhood

The iXperience Lodging (called the iX Village) is located in Camps Bay, one of Cape Town's safest, most upmarket neighborhoods, opposite the ocean and a beautiful promenade. The iX Village is secure, comfortable, and customized to students' needs.

Neighborhood

First world infrastructure

With world-class infrastructure built around a breathtaking, biodiverse landscape, Cape Town is the perfect place to learn and explore. The cost of living is also much lower than many European, Asian, and American cities, so students are fully able to take advantage of all the culinary, coffee and wine enjoying potential.

City infrastructure

Frequently asked questions – Cape Town

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How safe is Cape Town?

At iXperience, our primary focus is on your safety and well-being. Our current locations in Cape Town are the most metropolitan areas of the city, which makes for a unique, modern, and fun experience without compromising on safety.

In all of our locations, students are introduced to our health and safety protocols by attending a compulsory orientation session hosted by the iX operations and safety teams in the first week. Additionally, iX staff members and our health and safety officers are on call 24 hours a day to assist students if necessary. iX also encourages students to take responsibility for their own safety by being vigilant and taking precautions, as they would in any foreign place.

My parents are nervous to send me to South Africa. What should I tell them?

Over the last few summers, several parents flew over to Cape Town and visited their sons and daughters who were attending iXperience. We interviewed these parents while they were visiting the iX campus and created a short video. This video is the perfect way to reassure your parents if they are concerned, or click here to view our Parents page.

What is a typical day’s schedule?

During the first 2 weeks of the program, students have class from Monday to Friday. Class is for approximately three to four hours daily and because the program is meant to be intense, students are assigned 3-5 hours of homework. Outside of class (when done with homework of course!) students are encouraged to explore as much as possible, whether that's hiking Table Mountain, visiting a wine farm or even going on a weekend safari.

Following the first two weeks of classroom learning, students will enter the four weeks internship/learning phase. Most days will be spent at the internship companies, where students will work on their projects. Students will also be spending time back in the classroom, receiving support from their teaching team to help ensure that they’re able to deliver the best results and build on their growing body of skills and knowledge.

To explore the typical daily life of an iX student, check out this “Day in the Life” video, which was made by talented iX alumna Sabra Meretab:

What is the accommodation like?

At iXperience we strive to partner with safe, upmarket accommodation providers in trendy locations. Previous locations included Camps Bay, Green Point, and Sea Point.

Some apartments have self service kitchens and washing facilities while others might have beautiful sea or mountain views. Rooming is done on a first come, first serve basis and applying and paying your deposit earlier means you get to pick your room first!

Are meals included?

You will have to cover your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. But don’t stress! You’ll have a plethora of restaurant options available within walking distance of class and the iX Village.

Do I need to use public transportation?

Getting to campus
Transport to and from the iX campus is handled exclusively through a reputable transport firm, meaning safe and convenient transport daily.

Around the iX Village
The iX Village is located within walking distance of grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, sports facilities, and beaches.

Excursions
Transport for iX-official weekend excursions will be fully arranged by us.

During the internship
The internships vary in location. Some might be within walking distance while others require transport. Once your internship is finalized we’ll help you work out the transport logistics. Transport expenses to and from your internship are covered.

Everywhere else
Uber is by far the easiest way to get around town: it's safe, available everywhere, and far cheaper than in America. Cape Town also has a world-class public transport system: the MyCiti Bus Network is a safe and affordable way to go all over the city whenever you'd like.

Myciti bus
Uber in hand

Is there a gym I can use?

There are gyms within walking distance of the iX Campus, most with monthly membership plans. They are fully equipped with treadmills, weight machines, yoga studios, aerobics classes, and more.

How much spending money should I bring for the six weeks I'll be in Cape Town?

South Africa is relatively cheap for foreign visitors due to the strength of the US Dollar against the South African Rand. Living in Cape Town can be “cheap” but not free. Your only unavoidable expenses are meals and laundry. You can expect to pay between $5-$7 for breakfast and lunch, and $7-$15 for dinner, depending on your choice of dining. If you are unsure of where to get food on a budget, we are more than happy to give you a few recommendations!

We also encourage students to partake in additional excursions and activities, which may increase costs.

What’s the weather like in Cape Town during the program?

A good Capetonian winter (remember, it's the southern hemisphere!) has sunshine, wind, rain and clouds - with surprising highs and lows in between. However, these are the facts: the average high temperature during winter is 63°F with a minimum temperature of 47°F degrees in June, July and August. We'd recommend bringing 1 or 2 jackets, long pants, and hoodies just to be safe :)

Do I need vaccinations?

No vaccinations are required for your trip to Cape Town (you can read more about this here).

Vaccinations really are just precautionary. Keep in mind that as a developing country, South Africa has a vast contrast between the infrastructure and living conditions around the country. International vaccination recommendations are generally reflective of the high-risk areas, and so tend be highly exaggerated when taking into account that you'll be staying in Cape Town, one of the most modern, developed cities in the country.

At the end of the day, the decision is totally up to you, but we do feel it necessary to remind you that Cape Town is not reflective of the entire country, and that the CDC's recommendations are in no way mandatory. If there was a real threat, the shots would be required.

How good are the medical facilities?

Medical facilities in cities and larger towns are world-class, offering specialist services by highly skilled professionals. Doctors are well trained and must be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Pharmacies are well stocked, and equivalents to most international medicines are available. Pharmacists may not dispense Schedule 3 drugs and up without a prescription, so visitors on chronic medication should carry their own prescription.

Do I need travel medical insurance?

It is compulsory for all students to have arranged travel medical insurance before arriving in Cape Town. Unfortunately no local medical aid providers will cover foreigners or tourists for a period of time shorter than 3 months. It is therefore in your best interest to purchase medical travel cover from your own medical scheme. Generally, this cover costs around $50 and will cover you for the entire trip.

We recommend chatting to your medical service provider about the process of taking out travel medical insurance that guarantees that you will be covered for any emergency while in SA. Please note that this is a step that you will have to complete on your iXperience student portal.

What is Cape Town cuisine like?

Cape Town boasts a wide variety of restaurants — one only has to take a stroll down Bree Street or Kloof Street to see the eclectic mix of foods from around the world. Local cuisine is influenced by Indian, Southern African, and European foods. If students are lucky, they may find their way to a home-cooked meal!



Berlin – Europe's spunkiest city and a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity.

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Europe's startup powerhouse


A hotbed for entrepreneurship

Because of the vibrant, youthful energy, relative low cost of living, and great infrastructure, Berlin has attracted entrepreneurs and futurists who have innovated in the finance, tech, and biotech spaces in particular. We're forging partnerships with many of those companies to provide you with world-class international internships.

Berlin building

Abundant living

Most impressive about Berlin's economic growth is that it's flourished while the city has maintained an outstanding quality of life for its citizens. It is safe and well-connected, housing is trendy and comfortable, and classrooms state-of-the-art. Café culture is strong, and the cuisine is diverse.

Berlin boat

Overwhelming art, history, architecture

Small galleries and street art abound in a collision of old and new that births innovation. The city also boasts historic and futuristic buildings alike, which represent hundreds of years of rich history as well as the latest in contemporary thought. Museums, with countless exhibitions, galleries and events – many of which are free for students – showcase Germany's complex past.

Berlin art tour

Frequently asked questions – Berlin

It'd be stupid not to ask. View all FAQs.

How safe is Berlin?

At iXperience, our primary focus is on your safety and well-being. Berlin, like many European capitals, is quite safe. The biggest risks are pickpockets and scammers. Though people use public transport and walk around at night, you should be careful to avoid dodgy areas.

In all of our locations, students are introduced to our health and safety protocols by attending a compulsory orientation session hosted by the iX operations and safety teams in the first week. Additionally, iX staff members and our health and safety officers are on call 24 hours a day to assist students if necessary. iX also encourages students to take responsibility for their own safety by being vigilant and taking precautions, as they would in any foreign place.

What is a typical day’s schedule?

During the first 2 weeks of the program, students have class from Monday to Friday. Class is for approximately three to four hours each day and because the program is meant to be intense, students are assigned 3-5 hours of homework. Outside of class (when done with homework of course!) students are encouraged to explore as much as possible, whether that's with sunrise oceanside runs, exploring the cobblestone streets, or taking the metro (or Uber) to nearby neighborhoods.

Following the first two weeks of classroom learning, students will enter the four weeks internship/learning phase. Most days will be spent at the internship companies, where students will work on their projects. Students will also be spending time back in the classroom, receiving support from their teaching team to help ensure that they’re able to deliver the best results and build on their growing body of skills and knowledge.

Are meals included?

You will have to cover your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. But don’t stress! There are amazing restaurants all over the city, many within walking distance. The price of groceries in Berlin is also about the same as in America.

How much spending money should I bring for the six weeks I'll be in Berlin?

Germany uses the Euro, but is still cheaper than many other European countries. Living in Berlin will be a lot like living in a typical US city. Your only unavoidable expenses are meals and laundry. You can expect to pay between $10 for breakfast or lunch, and $10-20 for dinner, depending on your choice of dining. You can expect to spend $40+, just like you would in America, for nice dinners out with drinks. If you are unsure of where to get food on a budget, we are more than happy to give you a few recommendations!

We also encourage students to partake in additional excursions and activities, which may increase costs.

What’s the weather like in Berlin during the program?

It's the height of summer during the program, but Berlin summer is quite mild, with highs in the mid 70s. At night, it can get a bit chilly, so bring some warmer gear. The summer is also the rainy season, so some rain gear is highly recommended.

Do I need vaccinations?

No vaccinations are required for your trip to Germany. You can learn more on the CDC website here.

How good are the medical facilities?

As with most developed European countries, healthcare is quite sophisticated. Private care will be more than sufficient for most health issues, and won't cost too much.

Do I need travel medical insurance?

It is compulsory for all students to have arranged travel medical insurance before attending iXperience. Fortunately, your university health insurance will often cover international travel, and independent insurance schemes are quite affordable.

We recommend chatting to your medical service provider about the process of taking out travel medical insurance that guarantees that you will be covered for any emergency while in Germany. Please note that this is a step that you will have to complete on your iXperience student portal.

Do I need a visa to come to Germany?

U.S. and UK citizens traveling to Germany for stays of up to 90 days from their date of arrival do not need a visa, but like all visitors, you must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date you are departing the country.

If you hold a passport that is not a UK or US passport, please check the requirements here).



Tel Aviv – Israel’s Mediterranean capital of cool.

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Israel's non-stop city


A startup nation

Home to over 5000 startups, Israel's stock exchange, as well as numerous groundbreaking tech companies — including the wild Google headquarters — Tel Aviv offers plenty of opportunities for emerging talent, not to mention epic internships. It also plays host to several universities, giving the city a distinctly student-friendly feel.

Telaviv night

The Miami of the Middle East

A thriving and diverse nightlife, vibrant food scene (hummus!) as well as the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea make Tel Aviv popular with young entrepreneurs, surfers, artists, and laid-back locals. Tel Aviv also has the historic marvels you’d expect from an ancient city–the centuries-old Bauhaus architecture of the ‘White City’ is a famed UNESCO World Heritage Site, while those in seek of culture might visit one of 230 museums (more per capita than any other city in the world).

Telaviv beach

Visitor-friendly

Tel Aviv has embraced its reputation as the most liberal city in the Middle East, and so the vibe is generally very welcoming and optimistic. It’s a multicultural melting pot with people from different backgrounds, beliefs and ethnicities living side by side. Fear of unrest might worry certain travellers, but Tel Aviv is actually remarkably safe and protected, the streets walkable and peaceful.

Telaviv airport

Frequently asked questions – Tel Aviv

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How safe is Tel Aviv?

Tel Aviv is described by Lonely Planet as a ‘remarkably safe city’. While there been past incidences of civil unrest, the city is largely immune to these threats. As with most large cities, pickpocketing can be problematic.

At iXperience, In all of our locations, students are introduced to our health and safety protocols by attending a compulsory orientation session hosted by the iX operations and safety teams in the first week. Additionally, iX staff members and our health and safety officers are on call 24 hours a day to assist students if necessary. iX also encourages students to take responsibility for their own safety by being vigilant and taking precautions, as they would in any foreign place.

What is a typical day’s schedule?

During the first 2 weeks of the program, students have class from Monday to Friday. Class is for approximately three to four hours each day and because the program is meant to be intense, students are assigned 3-5 hours of homework. Outside of class (when done with homework of course!) students are encouraged to explore as much as possible, whether that's with sunrise oceanside runs, exploring the cobblestone streets, or taking the metro (or Uber) to nearby neighborhoods.

Following the first two weeks of classroom learning, students will enter the four weeks internship/learning phase. Most days will be spent at the internship companies, where students will work on their projects. Students will also be spending time back in the classroom, receiving support from their teaching team to help ensure that they’re able to deliver the best results and build on their growing body of skills and knowledge.

Are meals included?

You will have to cover your own breakfast, lunch and dinner. But don’t stress! There are amazing restaurants and cafes all over the city, many within walking distance. The price of groceries varies, but you can pick up some amazing produce at the local markets, relatively inexpensively.

What is Tel Aviv cuisine like?

Creamy hummus, sensational shawarmas, falafel, salads, and everything in between. The food scene in Tel Aviv is reason enough alone to visit. There are fine dining options, trendy cafes and a bustling street food scene.

How much spending money should I bring for the six weeks I'll be in Tel Aviv?

Cost of living in Israel is comparable to the US. Your only unavoidable expenses are meals, transport, and laundry. You can expect to pay between $10 for breakfast or lunch, and $20-40 for dinner, depending on your choice of dining. You can expect to spend $40+, just like you would in America, for nice dinners out with drinks. If you are unsure of where to get food on a budget, we are more than happy to give you a few recommendations!

We also encourage students to partake in additional excursions and activities, which may increase costs.

What’s the weather like in Tel Aviv during the program?

Tel Aviv has awesome, sunny weather, with a Mediterranean climate that varies between 70-77 degrees from day to day. T-shirts, shorts and cool, loose fitting clothing is essential, as are swimming costumes.

Do I need vaccinations?

No vaccinations are required. However, please check the CDC website here for recommendations.

How good are the medical facilities?

Israel has one of the most technologically advanced and highest-quality healthcare systems in the world. Hospitals in Israel are equipped with modern facilities and high-quality medical technology. Medical personnel are very well-trained and generally speak English. You won’t have trouble should you need medical assistance, but please remember to check in with your travel medical insurance provider before you leave.

Do I need travel medical insurance?

It is compulsory for all students to have arranged travel medical insurance before attending iXperience. Fortunately, your university health insurance will often cover international travel, and independent insurance schemes are quite affordable.

We recommend chatting to your medical service provider about the process of taking out travel medical insurance that guarantees that you will be covered for any emergency while in Israel. Please note that this is a step that you will have to complete on your iXperience student portal.

Do I need a visa to come to Israel?

U.S. and UK citizens traveling to Israel for stays of up to 90 days from their date of arrival do not need a visa, but like all visitors, you must hold a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date you are departing the country.

Any UK citizen who holds either a full UK passport or a BOTC, BOC, BPP or BS passport can also travel to Portugal and visa-free. However, many non-EU nationals who reside in the UK are still required to get a Schengen visa to travel to Israel.

If you are not from the U.S. or UK, please check to see if citizens from your place of birth require a visa here).

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