Summer internships abroad change the lives of two Rhodes College Fellows

Rhodes College students Alex Schramkowski and Bryce Berry completed their summer internships in Cape Town. While they interned in two different fields — Bryce in finance and Alex at a cultural heritage institution — they both learned a lot about the world, and themselves. “This experience has taught me that my passions and aspirations can manifest […]

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Going Green on St Paddy’s

Irish or not, each year thousands of people across the globe, go green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a cultural and religious celebration to commemorate the death of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Are you green with envy that in some cities this day is declared a public holiday […]

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Interview with Health Care Intern Jessica

Jessica Definis, a nursing student at Northeastern University, shares her experience interning at a public hospital in Buenos Aires. What was a typical day at work like? We began the morning by preparing all patient medications, IV fluid orders, and any possible tube feeds. We would assess our patients, take their vital signs and administer […]

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Using Sports to Empower Kids in a South African Township

Andrew Schleeter is a Connect-123 youth developement and sports intern in Cape Town.  He shares with us some insights gained by working with an organization that supports and empowers youth through sports and mentorship in one of the most disadvantaged communities in the area. There are many facets that make up the townships just outside […]

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My most influential, life changing experience: Social Entrepreneurship in Cape Town

We recently caught up with five alumni of the Social Entrepreneurship Study Abroad Program offered by Connect-123 in partnership with the University of Cape Town and we asked them about the impact this experience has had on their personal and career development. But first – let’s introduce them! Hugh Moore, University of Georgia 2011, SEP participant 2010 […]

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Migration Issues in South Africa

Each year, thousands of migrants and refugees from surrounding war-torn and destitute African countries flock to South Africa in hope of a better life, or just a means to feed their children. However, as we will see, life is not always easy for them when they get there as South Africa itself faces high levels […]

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