Wonderful experience! Past Review

By (Human Services/Social Work, Northeastern University) - abroad from 01/02/2012 to 05/31/2012 with

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

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely worthwhile! Gained wonderful professional and personal insights!

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Definitely recommend C123s internship program...learned a lot, had an amazing time, and my internship was a perfect fit!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

Cape Town has delicious food!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Like any place, Cape Town has its good and bad areas :)

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)

* Was housing included in your program cost? No
* Was food included in your program cost? No


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • Other
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • I loved the chance to experience another culture by integrating myself through an internship
* What could be improved?
  • The service that C123 provided for me was wonderful, but I do understand that some others did not feel the same way.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More about South Africa :)