Alumni Reviews

Here's a list of recent intern alumni so you can read what they have to say about their programmes and the service we provided.
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Ruth Ilott

As my mentors you guys have gone above and beyond time and time again! You have been so helpful throughout my time in Cape Town. When I go back to the UK if anyone is thinking of doing an internship abroad I will certainly say go with Bridging Gaps!
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Journalism
Bootstrap
Internship Programme

Laura George

I think even from when I first arrived you guys were so sweet. You met me with water and a sandwich, which seems like such a small thing but was just what I needed after a long flight. Little touches like that are really special. Also taking me to my first day and making sure I know where to go, little thoughtful details like that are what makes you guys such a great organization. Also knowing if anything happened you guys would be there.
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2020
Human Rights
Concierge
Internship Programme

Alina Freund

The city is very diverse! There are certain parts of the city that are so different from each other. There are some parts where I feel like I’m in England and then there are other parts where I feel like I’m actually in Africa. Then some streets feel very American, it's so different. I love it, there are so many things to see!
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2019
Hospitality
Bootstrap
Internship Programme

Ariana Santos

I was able to put a smile on a sick's child face and that made all the difference. I made connections with these children and could see their face light up every time I stepped into the wards to spend time with them.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Medical & Healthcare
Concierge
Internship Programme

Magdalena Junker

Thanks so much for all your effort and this amazing experience!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Consultancy
Internship Programme

Chloe Astin

Cape Town is by far my favourite city in the world and I cannot wait to return. Thank you Bridging Gaps for all your help and for giving me an adventure of a lifetime!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2017
Event Management
Bootstrap
Internship Programme

Sarah Hieber

During my internship I was in close contact with my mentors and they always wanted to make sure if everything's okay or if they could do anything for me. I really appreciate the way they took care of me.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2017
Tourism
Internship Programme

Olivia Hollands Hurst

If you are searching for a way to experience not only what Cape Town has to offer but also gaining work experience and being guided by fantastic mentors, I would strongly recommend Bridging Gaps.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2017
Animal & Wildlife
Internship Programme

Meghan Pearson

You guys actually care and wanted to make sure I was getting the experience I actually came here for and I don’t think I would have gotten that kind of service from another agency.
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2017
Human Rights
Internship Programme

Ilayda Cakir

The support you guys gave me during my time here was more than I expected. I always felt I could call you guys if I needed anything at all which was amazing!
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2018
Animal & Wildlife
Internship Programme

Leah MacAulay

What separates Bridging Gaps from every other company is there love for what they do and the city that they live in. They truly care for each of their interns and provide tremendous help and support through the entire duration of the internship.
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Architecture
Internship Programme

Taslima Kohinur

Oh I loved it! I really enjoyed the weekly social events and I really appreciated how often you were in contact with me to make sure everything was going well and I was enjoying myself and my internship. I felt like I could contact you or Julian whenever I needed to which made me feel really safe and comfortable here.
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2018
Advertising & Marketing
Internship Programme

Peter Thomas

I’d tell them that you will have a great time. You can have a great time in Cape Town on your own, but through Bridging Gaps, you’re going to meet so many more people, you’re going to have people a phone call away if you need help, you’ll also have people who have a knowledge of what its like to live in Cape Town, and what its like to intern here. So, if this is what you need to do for your career I’d recommend it!
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Journalism
Concierge
Internship Programme

Nour Sallam

You guys were awesome! First of all you helped organise so many events, like paragliding, skydiving and an amazing safari. You also were so helpful recommending places to go and getting us discounts! You’ve also been helpful with your constant check ins with us, and it was great to see if an intern was having a tough time, you stepped in and helped arrange a whole new internship for them within a matter of days. The social activities are also great!
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Journalism
Concierge
Internship Programme

Xinyuan Zhang

I am really happy with how you helped me. You cared so much and you messaged me back every day, no matter what time it was. You really helped me a lot and I am really grateful for that. You did so much for me while I was here.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Journalism
Internship Programme

Kitty Ive

Yes. I really enjoyed my time with Bridging Gaps! Everyone else I met who was working through a different internship provider was envious that we were on this program in comparison to theirs.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Human Rights
Internship Programme

Harriet Mallaby

Just how hands on you are! You make an effort to get to know all the interns and you really care about our well-being. It's really nice to have that support especially when you are alone in a foreign country for the first time!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Advertising & Marketing
Internship Programme

Chloe Leger

I think how quickly and easy it was to get the internship. I was very busy and stressed with exams, and all I had to do was send over 3 documents and Lucie just took it from there! And another best feature is the amount of contact and support you have here, The weekly whatsapp messages just checking in to see how I was doing, and that kind of support you give the interns. I know it’s in your company values and you really follow them!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Engineering
Internship Programme

Rachel Willems

Bridging Gaps has got the social and internship sides down to a T. So, I would highly recommend it!
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
NGO & NPO
Internship Programme

Luisa Siegel

Yeah definitely, going through Bridging Gaps made things very easy, they took me to work on my first day, the housing was good and getting to work was all good.
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2018
Business
Bootstrap
Internship Programme

Shannon Hogg

Yes, the placement search was very good. Lucie was able to quickly secure many options for me and I got to choose which one I liked best. The communication between us before my arrival was just spot on. And the info you provided me was accurate.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Human Rights
Internship Programme

Frankie Stratford

This is the second time I’ve come to South Africa on an internship program with Bridging Gaps. It was so amazing the last time, that I really wanted to come back again. South Africa is known for its wildlife and biodiversity so it was the obvious choice to do a nature conservation internship here… again!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2019
Environmental Science
Internship Programme

Hannah Adler

I feel like I’m leaving with skills I never had before! After this internship I feel like I can confidently apply for jobs back home, knowing that I can actually do the things expected from me!
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2019
Journalism
Concierge
Internship Programme

Meera Govind

From the minute I had been in touch with Lucie about applying, she made sure that the placement I was looking for matched me perfectly! From then I had full faith in them as they always kept me up to date and briefed me on what to expect when I arrived! Bridging Gaps provided one of the best services I have experienced so far!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Human Rights
Internship Programme

Jack McCallum

Really good! I felt like if I ever needed information or help with anything I could contact you at any time. I appreciated how you always checked up on how I was doing at work and how I was settling in. It never felt like I arrived here and then was just forgotten about. You were a part of my Cape Town experience!
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2019
Digital Marketing
Internship Programme

Thomas Hall

It went far beyond what I expected. I am really glad that I had experience with my placement. Working at the organisation I did my internship in has been one of the most important experiences of my life. I learnt a variety of areas from Environmental Law to Forced Migration. I was very satisfied.
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2019
Law & Policy
Internship Programme

Brittany Lemke

You guys were always available when I needed you. You would get back to me almost immediately every time I messaged you or called. The orientation was very detailed and realistic. Your info was very real, not sugar-coated in any way, and I appreciated the honesty.
Rating: 8.8/10
Internship Year: 2019
Medical & Healthcare
Internship Programme

Jakob Valk

You guys kept reaching out to check up on me, making sure I was okay and happy at work. The socials were very good. You guys get an A+ from me!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2019
Engineering
Internship Programme

Arianne Nolan

Yeah, absolutely I was actually so impressed by Lucie. This was one of the reasons why I chose Bridging Gaps. I was actually looking at another well-established company. Then I had one phone call with Lucie and I was like, yes absolutely! And then the whole way through, she constantly checked in, nearly answered all my questions before I even got to ask them. She always gave me information when I needed it.
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Consultancy
Internship Programme

Molly Budgen

I never had the connections needed to plan a trip like this on my own. That’s what you were there for, essentially, you “bridged the gap” that allowed me to travel to Cape Town, do an internship and have a great time!
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2019
Animal & Wildlife
Internship Programme

Nils Sommer

It is a very cool place (the best in summer ;) ). You often meet great people and the best about Cape Town is the diversity. Beaches, City, mountains, and nature!
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2019
Film & Photography
Internship Programme

Leoni Lukat

Yes for me I think it was the placement! I couldn’t have found this placement myself, and even my supervisor said she wouldn’t have wanted to hire interns who just came by themselves. She only hires interns that come through an agency. That way, she only needs to focus on my internship and the work at hand, and not the many other things that come along with doing an internship abroad. Like my accommodation, safety, social events and making friends, were all handled by Bridging Gaps.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2019
Event Management
Internship Programme

Lucy Voak

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.
Rating: 8/10
Internship Year: 2018
Human Rights
Internship Programme

Mari Nelson

The one thing I love the most about Bridging Gaps are the people that work for the company are really relatable and young and friendly! We often went out for dinner together or went out for coffee to chat a few times. It was always so easy to chat to them because they just acted like friends!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Film & Photography
Internship Programme

Angeli Damodaran

When I booked with you I had already spoken to pretty much every internship company across the globe. I thought you were really great in the services you provide and also the option of the different packages you offer which really makes you stand out.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2020
Human Rights
Internship Programme

Mathuzanth Goneswaramoorthy

I think your service was really good! At first, I was a little concerned about the fees and was questioning what I was paying for. But, now I see just how valuable the service is that you provide.
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Finance & Banking
Internship Programme

Miranda Bell Pearson

Yes as soon as I showed my interest in coming, Lucie was very helpful and always got back to me very quickly. I felt like I could ask her whatever I wanted, and I’d get a response. Her information was always very accurate. Yeah there was good communication, and you were always there for support and advice so it was great.
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Advertising & Marketing
Internship Programme

Demitria Wack

You guys literally found me the perfect internship which is crazy!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2020
Education & Teaching
Concierge
Internship Programme

Jonathan Wisner

From what I’ve seen from other internship companies and heard from other people doing internships here in Cape Town, it seems like the quality of the internship placements that Bridging Gaps secures are much higher. I think that's quite unique! (and am very grateful for it too)
Rating: /10
Internship Year: 2019
International Trade
Internship Programme

Hugh Watson

If you feel stuck at home, consider Bridging Gaps. Improving and developing skills in your study area, whilst being in a foreign country is sometimes what you need to define what you want to pursue for a career.
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2019
Engineering
Internship Programme

Sara Ferraiuolo

I've learned so many things since I've started my internship. I've had the opportunity to work with people from very different backgrounds from me, and I think that this is one of the most important things nowadays.
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2019
Social & Youth
Internship Programme

Anna Marshall

I wanted something different and adventurous. When I looked up what Cape Town had to offer, like the beaches, mountains and all sorts of very touristy things to do, I thought that getting to do my internship in a city like that sounded like a dream!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2019
Biology
Internship Programme

Monil Shah

It was amazing! Before I came I never realized how hands-on Bridging Gaps would be. Bridging Gaps organized so many social events and you were always checking up on me and helped us book amazing activities. You were always looking out for us!
Rating: 10/10
Internship Year: 2018
Business
Internship Programme

Ryan Watts

The support aspect. We see you very regularly, and you are always checking up on us to make sure we are doing alright.
Rating: 9/10
Internship Year: 2018
Film & Photography
Bootstrap
Internship Programme