Child Life Practicum in Cape Town

Applications are now open for our Child Life Practicum in Cape Town!

The 4-week practicum experience is open to Child Life students as well as to those interested in the field and is lead by experienced Certified Child Life Specialists.

Upcoming Cape Town program dates:

Jan 7 to Feb 3, 2024
May 26 to Jun 22, 2024
Jun 23 to Jul 20, 2024
Jul 21 to Aug 17, 2024
Aug 18 to Sep 14, 2024

The Cape Town practicum is designed to meet the Association of Child Life Professionals’ standards.  While practicums are not required for becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist, the ACLP encourages students to pursue practicums in order to be better prepared and more competitive when applying for Child Life internships.

During the program, through experiential learning and observation, students will increase their knowledge of basic child life skills related to play, developmental assessment, and integration of child life theory into interventions with children and families.

The $4,150 program fee covers training, secure housing, 24/7 on-the-ground support, and some local events with the Connect-123 Cape Town team.  We also offer an optional overnight safari experience, where you can see Africa’s big five!

For more information or to apply, please contact us today!

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Alyssa W

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of Alabama

This practicum experience allowed me to work with so many different age groups and diagnoses, and even learn to navigate between language barriers.

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Noeli D

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of California Santa Barbara

Having the opportunity to complete my practicum abroad gave me a unique perspective on Child Life. The program was well organized and supportive all throughout the 4 weeks

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Annalisa L

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Western Michigan University

During my international practicum, I worked in a variety of settings including inpatient oncology, inpatient orthopedics, a general inpatient ward, an HIV clinic, and a behavioral/developmental health clinic in three different pediatric hospitals.

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Samantha Y

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Texas Woman's University

This practicum showed me the true meaning of play as a universal language, and I am confident to use the knowledge I obtained in my future as a child life specialist.

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Kelly M

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of Alabama

The Child Life Practicum gave me child life skills I’m confident I wouldn’t have been able to learn through just a typical Child Life Practicum. This program gave me a new perspective and so many new skills.

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