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LET’S GO SOUTH AFRICA INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEER WORK

Download the Let’s Go South Africa Information brochure for more detailed information.

Do you want an experience in a wonderfully diverse world? There is a reason why so many people go to South Africa to study, work, travel, or even live. Our partner organisations in South Africa are located around Cape Town, also called the Mother City. Cape Town is a beautiful city, with natural wonders such as Table Mountain, historical sites like Nelson Mandela’s prison cell on Robben Island, amazing scenery and beaches, and bustling nightlife. However, the contrast between rich and poor is still huge in the nation that was torn apart during the Apartheid era. Racial differences still exist and because of poverty among mainly black and coloured communities, crime is relatively high in some townships. No need to worry though, because we will make sure you will stay and work in a safe area and in our specific preparation meeting we will make you aware of all the do’s and don’ts.

If you are up for the challenge, Let’s Go South Africa will take you to the place to be! Projects within professional organisations that provide community development work and quality supervision. The great hospitality and openness of the people and the various opportunities to spend your free time will make you want to come back even before you have left the Rainbow Nation!

For Let’s Go South Africa, Roel van Hout (living in The Netherlands) will be your contact person. Here you can read more about him.

Quality of supervision and guidance: Roel will assist you with preparing your trip in the Netherlands. Supervision in South Africa will mainly be provided by a trusted staff member within Let’s Go Africa’s partner organisation. We will ensure that these people are qualified professionals that aim to assist you with your project activities and school assignments whenever they can. The project staff in South Africa will be informed in advance about your personal information, preferences, work plan, date of arrival, and length of stay. Our partner organisations in South Africa will offer you a place to work and suitable working- and living conditions. You can live with a friendly family in a guesthouse close to your project, but we also have other options for accommodation. The supervisor of your project, and perhaps your host family, will introduce you to the South African lifestyle and culture. They will make sure that you feel welcome, safe, and comfortable during the rest of your stay. In return for their hospitality we expect you to be very motivated to work together in a professional way and deal with cultural differences with respect in order to reach the desired results.

If any questions or concerns arise throughout your stay that cannot be resolved with the help of your local supervisor, Roel can assist and act as a mediator between you and the local people/authorities. Roel has personally experienced working, studying, and living in South Africa and he will do his utmost best to make sure you have an amazing South African working experience!