Matthew Garcia

Accounting Intern | Cape Town
Michigan State University
10 August 2017

It seems just yesterday I was stepping off the plane as a nervous teenager ready to start my adventure. As my journey now comes to a close, I can’t help but look back and think how fortunate I have been during my time in Cape Town. I know I had the preconceived notion- as many visitors have with Cape Town- that it is a slightly dangerous city due to crime. While I won’t deny that crime happens in any major city, I could not disagree more with my prior assumptions of Cape Town. On the whole, the city is a remarkable place and anyone who has the chance to visit should consider themselves fortunate. Although my time here has been short, I have explored the city each week and still find unique, incredible things to do. For people who love the outdoors, there’s the opportunity to hike some of the most beautiful natural geography in the world; for people who love history, Cape Town offers fascinating museums and township tours on their cultural history; for those who love adventure, look no further than shark cage diving or a Garden Route safari. As for my internship, I have been blessed with wonderful experiences and opportunities during my time working with a non-for-profit. I cannot fully express my gratitude for Connect for the work they put in to secure my internship, as well as the entertaining social events they put together. I can say, without a doubt in my mind, my experience in Cape Town would have been significantly less fulfilling if not for the work of the Connect team. While I am happy to be heading home to family and friends, I will miss this city and its people tremendously.

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