Connect-123: Cape Town - Volunteer/Intern in South Africa
Participate in this extraordinary international internship or volunteer opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa that is personalized and tailored to your interests and expectations. Opportunities are available in business, health care, human rights... read more
From my experience I learned how to be creative again, I learned how beautiful multiculturalism is, I learned about entrepreneurship, I learned about resourcefulness, I learned about many more things. Christina C - none View Entire Review
I learned that I am so small in this world. It gave me perspective on how many different people/languages/cultures can exist even within one country. The world doesn't revolve round America, there is a lot Americans can learn from other countries' ways of life. Lensa B - University of Southern California View Entire Review
I worked with kids everyday who were out of mainstream schooling. Most were homeless or in shelters. 92% of the school had been raped or sexually abused in their life And nearly all were on or being treated for their addiction to crystal meth, or Tic they call it. The ages of the kids were just 10-14 years old. I was able to int... Kylie W - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! Gained wonderful professional and personal insights! christie.civetta - Northeastern University View Entire Review
Segolene D - University of Nottingham View Entire Review
- Advanced skills - Dealing with clients - How to work with co-workers - Responsibility Worth every moment! Ray L - Northeastern University View Entire Review
I learned that material things do not manner as much as new experiences and the people who you are with. The whole experience was definitely worthwhile and I wouldn't have changed it for anything. Brooke F - Bentley University View Entire Review
It was honestly the most worthwhile thing I have ever done. I gained professional experience, personal insight, and great friends. A student - Northeastern University View Entire Review
I learned a whole bunch of skills that complemented my education, and a real love for another city. It was definitely worth it - as soon as I came back to Toronto I made plans to return to Cape Town in September 2012 as a Masters student. Can't wait! saachi.sadcha - University of Toronto View Entire Review
definitely, this was just one of the three study abroad experience i had in my life but it was unique. The organization planned everything in an amazing way and was always there to help me- Francesca P - Università degli studi di Torino, Italy View Entire Review
Participate in this extraordinary international internship or volunteer opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa that is personalized and tailored to your interests and expectations. Opportunities are available in business, health care, human rights, education and many other fields. Connect-123 bridges the gap between those seeking an extraordinary international internship experience and organizations in Cape Town with short-term projects for talented, diverse individuals to work on.
Our Cape Town team is made up of experienced consultants who have the skills to identify concrete needs within organizations seeking interns.
Prior to your arrival, we design an internship or volunteer project, in consultation with you and the host organization, to deliver tangible results to the organization as well as real educational and experiential value to you.
We are a one-stop shop for whatever you need, whenever you need it, before, during, and after your stay in Cape Town. We know Cape Town is far from home. We take care of the details so that you can focus on getting the most career-related value out of your internship, while enjoying all that this vibrant city has to offer.
Connect-123 program highlights:
- A placement coordinator who specializes in your field of interest to guide you through the application process, giving you insight into local opportunities and placing you in a position that suits your specific skills and experience.
- All the information you need to plan your trip and prepare for life in Cape Town
- Secure, central housing, with easy access to our on-the-ground staff
- Substantial local support, from providing logistical assistance to career and personal mentoring to hands-on help in case of an emergency
- Regular social and cultural activities to help you meet other interns and experience all that Cape Town has to offer.
Cape Town Highlights:
Cape Town is rated as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and for good reason: few cities are home to white sandy beaches, scenic hiking trails, spectacular ocean views and a 3,563 foot mountain!
Cape Town has something for everyone. Nature lovers can explore national parks, picturesque botanical gardens, historic winelands, and endless stretches of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coasts. Adventure-seekers can sail, paraglide, surf, bungee jump, shark cage dive, sandboard, cycle, climb, run, paddle, and swim their way around the Western Cape at any time of the year. Culture-vultures can explore Cape Town's interesting political history, experience the art forms of its diverse cultures and learn more about social change and development in a new democracy. For socialites and foodies there are world-class restaurants, friendly locals and a vibrant nightlife.
With so much to do and see in Cape Town and South Africa, we're always happy to provide advice on how to plan your adventure.
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Environmental Science
- Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management
- African Studies
- Communication and Media Studies
- Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication
- Legal Studies
- Sustainability Studies
- Community Organization and Advocacy
- Public Policy Analysis
- Social Work
- Design and Applied Arts
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Public Health
- Practical Nursing
- Finance, Financial Services
- Hospitality Administration