Real stories from real participants, parents and university partners who share their experiences as well as their advice. Learn more about the benefits Connect-123 interns and volunteers receive on our programs around the world!

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Jenna Stenger

Animal Science Volunteer | Cape Town
University of Minnesota
7 July 2006

Working through Connect-123 made everything easy. The internship I did was perfect for me, and the individual attention that I got really made me feel comfortable about traveling to Cape Town. The Connect-123 group get-togethers were a great way to really experience what the Western Cape has to offer and I can’t wait to come back.

Internships in Cape Town

Katharina Husemann

Business Consulting Internship | Cape Town
International School of Management Dortmund, Germany
30 June 2006

I did my internship in Cape Town in the summer of 2006 and I had one of the best times in my life! It was an overall great experience as far as my work, the other interns, the country and Connect-123 is concerned. I got to know so many nice young people from all over the world who made my time in South Africa unforgettable. Of course, Lea and Steven did a fantastic job in supporting us wherever it was necessary and in showing us the wonderful region around Cape Town. And with the help of Lea, you know every hotspot and place worth knowing in just a few days  . If you have the chance to go to Cape Town with Connect-123, go immediately!

Internships in Cape Town

Catherine Ellis

Journalism Internship | Cape Town
University of Warwick, United Kingdom
2 May 2006

Connect-123 was absolutely fantastic in arranging the internship, accommodation, social activities and much more. My internship has given me the professional edge I needed for a career in journalism and has benefited me profoundly. I came to South Africa hoping for a great time and my expectations were more than fulfilled. I can’t recommend the country, the people and Connect-123 highly enough! I experienced more than I ever thought I could: sky diving, shark cage diving, going on a safari and writing for an internationally recognised magazine. The only bad thing about my experience was having to leave and come back home!

Internships in Cape Town

Ginny Nuckols

Business Consulting Internship | Cape Town
Global MBA, Robinson College of Business
4 March 2006

I was lucky enough to spend four months in Cape Town and with Steven and Lea Levy. I swear Steven and Lea know everybody! Steven placed me in the perfect internship for my needs. The company I worked for welcomed me immediately and treated me like one of the family, including whisking my boyfriend and me away to the wine country the first weekend we were in town. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel all over South Africa both with my job and independently. It’s a beautiful country and I don’t think anyone has lived until they have seen the sun set over the escarpment and God’s Window in Mpumalanga. Having the safety net of built in friends, an active social calendar and not to mention all logistics sorted out, made my experience with Connect-123 extremely valuable. Steven and Lea aren’t just service providers; they became my friends. I will miss the beautiful country and can’t wait to come back!

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