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:

Sept 19 to Oct 16, 2021
Jan 9 to Feb 5, 2022
May 29 to Jun 25, 2022
Jun 26 to Jul 23, 2022
Jul 24 to Aug 20, 2022

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 $3,950 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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Emma O

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
University of Iowa

I gained skills and developed great confidence in observing, documenting, and carrying out therapeutic play sessions with children of various ages and diagnoses.

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Alyssa L

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Utica College

During my time, I volunteered with two hospitals in South Africa, worked with many different children and families, and met so many warm-hearted people that I will never forget.

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Logan Kaifes

Child Life Practicum | Cape Town
Kansas State University

I was able to experience Child Life in a different culture, working with various patients and their families in a healthcare setting different than I was used to.

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Brooke Hauser

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Nova Southeastern University

The most memorable day I had included, preparing and supporting a 6-year-old girl for day surgery. With the guidance of my amazing preceptors, I witnessed the little girl's fear, stress, and anxiety slowly start to decrease.

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Abbey Vacca

Child Life Program | Cape Town
Edgewood College

Not only do you get daily, real-life experiences to broaden your knowledge and experience of child life, but you have tons of time to explore this beautiful city and all it has to offer. I will forever be thankful for the experiences I had, the knowledge I gained, and the friendships I built.

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