I wanted to live somewhere abroad for a bit- I wanted to travel but didn’t want to keep moving. I wanted to live somewhere where you experience everything and you know your way around and start to feel at home. I wanted to add to my CV, and I thought Cape Town was a good place to do it because it’s still developing and it has a fascinating culture.
I was looking to be involved with meetings and individual projects for an NGO focused on human rights.
It was great all the staff at the NGO were so friendly and welcoming. I was able to be involved in other activities in Cape Town through them too. The work I was given was definitely important to the projects the organisation facilitates, although some of the tasks were a little monotonous some times. I understand that this comes with doing an internship and I really enjoyed the majority of it. I gained great experience to add to my CV too.
Making friends- being by myself because I have never travelled by myself before.
I wasn’t that concerned really because London is scary, everywhere is scary, you just have to be clever.
I really like it! There’s so much going on and so much to do. I would love to live here so I’ll definitely be coming back.
Yes definitely. I would have liked to be introduced to the other interns beforehand though because I made such a good friend here and we could have done some other travelling together if I had chatted with her before.
You guys were so good! I really enjoyed the social events and you helped me settle in so much.
Just being able to talk to you about anything, anytime of day. Getting recommendations on doing stuff on your own.
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Social justice, Refugee work