Karin Andersen-StortzSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. – St. Augustine
The whole of my experience in Cape Town was unforgettable! I arrived ready to complete my academic goals, experience and explore the South African culture. Fortunately, for me, I left with more than I could have planned! I worked as a Program Development Coordinator at a nationally accredited child and youth care program. I was able to assist in streamlining a program for women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. For me, Social Work is about advocating for those in need and working toward a world with equality and safety. I felt I was working toward these goals while at my internship.
Connect-123 assisted me in not only arranging my field placement, but in guiding me through a safe and memorable time in Cape Town. Prior to my arrival, my almost endless list of questions were promptly and effectively answered. I was given directions and guidance on the “how to’s” of staying safely in Cape Town. The social aspect was amazing and a great way to connect with other students from around the world- I made lasting friendships! My time in Cape Town was not only spent successfully accomplishing my internship and thesis, but shark diving, wine tasting, going on safari and enjoying the diverse culture. It was the best way to both conduct an internship and discover another part of the world! I would not change my experience for anything!
More Reviews for Social Work Internships in Cape Town
Sarah CaplanSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
Michigan State University
14 June 2018
Living in Cape Town for two months really provided me with an immersive, cultural experience. The atmosphere in Cape Town is vibrant and lively, and I was able to gain a new perspective on what life is like outside of the US. I was able to get a full understanding of what it is like to live in Cape Town, and got to indulge in the many things the city...
Marlowe JacksonSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
Thompson Rivers University
30 March 2018
My time in Cape Town will forever hold a sincere place in my heart. As much as I would like to capture the essence of the experience into a few simple sentences, it is something only to be fully understood through being there in person. The indescribable feeling of the city is something I will never forget and will cherish for all my days. Cape Town is so much more...
Ainsleigh TothSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
13 June 2016
Cape Town is one of those amazing places that you will never quite fully understand until you live in it. It is a surprising city, from mountain side to beach sunsets to city lights, it really has anything you could want to do. Cape Town definitely is a raw metropolitan, so you must be willing to explore life outside of your comfort zone. Connect-123 provided phenomenal support leading up to...
Heather LodahlSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
University of Texas Austin
1 July 2015
My experience in Cape Town, South Africa was unforgettable! I had no idea what to expect out of the city or my internship, but I was pleasantly surprised with all of it. Connect-123 helped make my dream of an international internship a reality. The Cape town staff was available and helpful with all my questions and concerns as I navigated through visas, housing and the internship process. I never felt...
Victoria ParkerUniversity of Kentucky | Cape Town
Social Work Intern
23 August 2012
I really enjoyed my trip to Cape Town and can say that it was one of the most inspiring, educational and life learning experiences that I have ever had. The country is beautiful in every way; the mountains, beaches and bay, people, culture, food and way of life. Beauty at its best is an understatement. I would suggest any student to look into interning or volunteering through Connect 1-2-3 if...
Ellen TeelSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
Western Washington University, Graduate
3 May 2011
My 3 months in Cape Town were absolutely amazing. Connect 123 supported me throughout the whole process – from setting up my internship to acting as a resource throughout my stay. I found that interning through Connect provided a great balance of the saying, “work hard, play hard.” My internship was a rewarding, learning experience that opened my eyes to new people and a new culture. Connect set up many...
Molly FogelSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
New York University, Graduate
22 November 2010
There are a lot of reasons why people get away and make the choice to head to a foreign country to volunteer. Although I was looking for further professional development, I was also looking to revive my passion for the field of social work, and the good work that can be done within this discipline. In the fast pace life of New York City, faces become blurred and clients can...
Jenny GlickmanSocial Work Intern | Cape Town
Loyola University, Graduate
24 October 2010
When I signed up to be a social work intern for a children’s home in Cape Town, I was hoping to gain a kind of education that my master’s program simply could not give me. I had just finished graduate school, and wanted to add some tangible “real life” time as another kind of schooling. Little did I know that my experience would provide me with a new kind of...