8 Reasons

To invest in a programme  abroad  

Here are eight reasons we think you should come to Cape Town with Bridging Gaps:



  • Increased Cultural awareness

    Participating in an internship or volunteer programme abroad increases your international and cultural awareness and will lead you to have a better understanding of different working cultures and practices.

  • Gain hands on, real world work experience

    International internships are an ideal transition into the working world, and a fantastic way of applying your education based knowledge, in a practical way.

  • Stand out from the crowd and ace future job interviews!

    Completing an internship or volunteer programme abroad provides you with a competitive edge in today’s working world. It will greatly enhance your CV, whilst distinguishing you from other potential job candidates. It will also be a great example to use in any future job interview. Talk about the challenges you faced and overcame, and your adaptability will shine through!

  • Create new and exciting opportunities for yourself

    In today’s working world, making global connections is invaluable and in coming to complete a programme in Cape Town, you will meet people who will not only become great friends, but mentors to guide you in your line of work. The contacts you make while overseas, could help you along your career path at any point.

  • Personal growth

    This experience will hugely contribute to your personal development. Living independently in a foreign country will present you with daily challenges, and in the process of overcoming them, you will grow and learn an incredible amount about yourself.

  • Make more informed decisions about your future

    Through personal growth and learning more about yourself, you will be able to make more informed decisions about how you want to further yourself in the future; be it through your choice of degree or educational institution, or whether to complete a career path renovation. Through completing a programme abroad, you will discover your strengths and weaknesses and learn more about which aspects of your field you are more passionate about than others.

  • Add value to your trip

    As a result of South Africa’s recent history, the Apartheid, there is an obvious economic divide between the rich and poor. This means that many organisations in Cape Town struggle with a lack of resources. Your assistance as an intern or volunteer in the local organisations we work with, is invaluable to them. On top of this, you will not just be coming to Cape Town as a tourist, you will really experience the essence of life in South Africa.

  • You will have an unforgettable and rewarding experience!

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