Volounteering in SA: Cape Town experience Past Review

By (2012, Università degli studi di Torino, Italy) for

Connect-123: Cape Town - Volunteer/Intern in South Africa

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
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-

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

It was a completly different environment from the italian system, but this was the thing I appreciate the most.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

no negative sides

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

I cooked my own food so it was ok

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

no so many social events, that could have been useful especially at the beginning

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

if you follow the tips provided from the organizationnothin bad will happen to you

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Language acquisition improvement?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the staff
  • the organization
* What could be improved?
  • the events