Why do an internship in Cape Town, South Africa?
Why do an internship in Cape Town, South Africa?
South Africa is a vibrant and multi-cultural country, with the city of Cape Town being its shining jewel on the tip of Africa. The visual impact of Cape Town cannot be overlooked - there are spectacular views of sea, mountain and city juxtaposed with the raw reality of the informal settlements where a large portion of Cape Towns inhabitants reside. Unpacking this contradiction for yourself will give you a deeper understanding for this country and her people.
Engage with the community
Engage with the community
While Cape Town is one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world, it's true drawcard is the opportunity to be enriched by the deep cultural interaction that awaits all who make the effort to connect with local inhabitants. Working and living with local South Africans during your internship period and getting to learn about their varied heritage and history will often change your perspective on life and you will leave having truly seen a bigger picture.
Beautiful Cape Town
Beautiful Cape Town
The rich outdoor life offered in Cape Town ranges from beautiful beaches, cycling and hiking trails, iconic Table Mountain, to al fresco dining and scenic drives. For more information on Cape Town, please see the official Cape Town Tourism website http://www.capetown.travel

Why choose A Bigger Picture?

Tailor-made internship placements at Non-Governmental Organisations
Exciting projects to work on
24/7 student life support from an experienced team while you are in Cape Town
Weekly cultural and tourist excursions included in the cost of the programme
Programme extras: access to shared housing in Cape Town; introduction to reputable tour companies for discounted travel packages during and after your internship
The opportunity to meet local South Africans and form life-long friendships

Testimonials

Coming to Cape Town as a Swedish exchange student from Uppsala University is probably the biggest and best decision I ever made in my life. It was a big change of course - and a nerve-wracking one - moving to another continent and make contact with students, teachers and new friends from all over th...
Anna Johansson
Anna Johansson
When I was studying in Cape Town Penny was very supportive. Everything was more difficult for me because I came as an individual student and not through any organisation. Penny helped me out with everything and it all went well. Cape Town has so much diversity and so many awesome things to see an...
Dennis Beckedorf
Dennis Beckedorf
My stay in Cape Town while studying a semester at UCT was a very positive and enriching personal experience. The city is beautifully situated with panoramic views and calls for adventures, exploring not only hikes or beaches within short distances from the city center, but also the unique and quite ...
Benedikte Lindqvist
Benedikte Lindqvist
Spending a semester of my undergrad education in Cape Town was easily one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. The city represents a truly unique intersection of so many different, exciting things in a way that it has something special to offer every person regardless of his interests. For me
Ryan Vermette
Ryan Vermette
I am happy to give this personal reference to add to the experience for any student (and parents) wishing to travel to Cape Town, South Africa. Our son's experience (as well as my husband's & mine) was definitely a more positive one because of Penny Van Zyl. Our son wanted to spend a semester ab...
Kim Vermette (parent)
Kim Vermette (parent)
One of the first faces I saw when coming to Cape Town in July 2012 was Penny’s. She was always a very kind and caring person every time I reached out to her with different issues and responded very thoughfully. I worked in the role of Orientation Leader for my second semester in Cape Town, and I got
Andreas Sola Fischer
Andreas Sola Fischer
I attended UCT International Exchange Program 2005 to 2006 coming from Canada to Cape Town or the first time. Months before I arrived in Cape Town, I emailed Penny regarding housing, sent her a list of very specific requirements and hoped she could put me in a shared house with good people. I was ve...
Rebekah Pothaar
Rebekah Pothaar

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