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Introducing Bootstrap.

Get safely and confidently to Cape Town with our most simple, amazingly well priced internship/volunteer placement package.  Are you a no-thrills experience seeker?  Look no further than Bootstrap.

Bootstrap, the Lowdown

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Quick Introduction

At £995, Bootstrap is one of the most competitively priced internship/volunteer placement products available in Cape Town.

With Bootstrap it is possible to do an internship or volunteer placement from anywhere between 1 and 3 months. If you are interested in only being in Cape Town for a few weeks, we can facilitate this but it is important to note that the opportunities we can provide are limited because most of the local organisations we work with require a minimum commitment of at least 4 weeks.

What to expect with bootstrap

Here’s a detailed rundown of everything you get with Bootstrap:

  • Placement Search

    We find you the best suitable placement in a wonderful local organisation. All our programmes are completely customized and we base our placement search on your skills, interests and personal and professional goals.

  • Pre-trip preparation

    We guide you through all your pre trip preparations including assistance with visas, insurance and flights.

  • Preparation Pack

    We provide you with a comprehensive pre-trip preparation pack which includes information on transport in Cape Town, money, tipping, mobile phones, safety, weather, activities and tours, Garden Route travel, restaurants and bars and advice on what to pack.

  • Communications & Community

    We will introduce you to any other Bridging Gaps interns or volunteers who will be in Cape Town at the same time as you. Once you arrive in Cape Town you will be invited to join our Bridging Gaps group on Facebook as well as our current intern and volunteer whatsapp group. These groups are a great way of keeping in touch with other programme participants, sharing placement feedback and advice, arranging social events and keeping up to date with what is going on in Cape Town on a daily basis.

  • Accommodation

    For this package we can only offer one type of accommodation. We can arrange you a modern studio apartment in a centrally located building which has been designed specifically for student living. The apartments are fully furnished and the building has 24 hour security.

  • Airport Collection & Welcome

    We meet you at the airport when you arrive. Julian and Lucie will be in the arrivals hall holding a board with your name on it and once we have met you we will take you back to your accommodation and ensure you have everything you need for a settled first night in Cape Town.

  • Cape Town Orientation

    During the first few days we will arrange a comprehensive orientation with you to show you how everything works in Cape Town. We will show you where the best places for shopping, drawing money and eating out are and we will provide you with a comprehensive health and safety briefing.

  • Telephone Support

    Upon arrival you will be given Lucie and Julians personal cell numbers as well as the Bridging Gaps emergency phone number. We will be your 24 hour a day support system for your entire time in Cape Town. We both live very centrally so are never far away and we would be delighted to show you the hidden gems of Cape Town!

  • Local SIM card

    We will provide you with a local SIM card for your own personal use (note we do not provide a compatible handset in this package, please research compatibility before arrival).

  • First Day Transport Assistance

    We will take you to your first day of placement to show you how the public transport route you will be using, works. We will introduce you to your supervisor and ensure you have everything you need for an exciting first day and then we will accompany you back to your accommodation.

  • Continued placement support

    We stay in regular contact with you to ensure you are benefiting and learning from your placement and it is the right organisation for you. We will also provide regular advice about how to make the most of your internship or volunteer programme.

  • Weekly social events

    You will be invited to our exciting weekly social events. Every weekend we will organise an event for all our programme participants to attend. We want to show you all the incredible things Cape Town is home to- wine tasting, surfing, hiking Table Mountain, dolphin kayaking and much more! The cost of the events is not included in the price of your programme fee.


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