Our Partners

Michigan State University

Connect-123 partners with Michigan State University’s Office of Study Abroad to provide semester long, credit bearing internship experiences for their students in Cape Town, South Africa. Michigan State University (MSU) has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research and outreach for more than 150 years. MSU is known internationally as a major public university with global reach and extraordinary impact. With 260 programs in 60 countries on all continents, MSU provides a broad portfolio of programs, supported by academic departments, to meet students’ needs. 



Bentley University

Connect-123 is Bentley University’s recommended internship program for their credit bearing summer internship in Cape Town, South Africa and in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bentley University is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. 


USC Annenberg

Connect-123 collaborates with the University of Southern California’s graduate Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism to run a summer faculty-led program in Cape Town, South Africa. The Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California was founded in 1971. USC Annenberg has become a center for discussion among scholars and professionals in journalism, communication, public policy, media, and education. Multidisciplinary and international in scope, focused and practical in application, USC Annenberg scholars, both students and faculty, are defining these fields for the 21st century and beyond.

University of Cape Town

Connect-123 offers a unique semester study abroad program in Social Entrepreneurship in partnership with the University of Cape Town. Founded in 1829, the University of Cape Town is widely recognized as one of Africa’s leading teaching and research institutions. Over 20,000 students are enrolled each year, reflecting the diverse, multi-cultural society of South Africa.

Know Before You Go

Connect-123 is a partner of the Know Before You Go Campaign to provide travel advice to British nationals. The KBYG Campaign is a joint venture between the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the travel industry to ensure that British travelers are better prepared when they go overseas. 

Fly For Good

Connect-123 is partnered with Fly For Good to provide discounted airfares for our program participants. The Fly for Good team has done humanitarian work in over 100 countries across the globe, knowing the needs of international volunteers. They have combined their passions for travel and humanitarian work to provide airfare discounts of 10-50% off published rates for non-profits, their family members, and their volunteers.