Time to Reflect

Now that I have been back for over two weeks and taken some time to reflect, I am truly starting to fully grasp the learning and insights my time in South Africa has provided. A huge standout and opportunity for growth was during my time at Afrika Tikkun. Located in the ...

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First Day of Internship

Following the wilderness I was excited to get to work at my internship site, Education Without Borders (EWB). Meredith and I were placed at EWB, which is located in the township of GuGulethu, which aims to provide after school educational resources to students including drama, math, science and writing. Prior to ...

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We Have Arrived!

After our long journey to South Africa we have not only made it, we have arrived. One of the first communities and cultures we have encountered here is the township of Langa. This is my first real taste of the population we have come here to work with. Langa sits just ...

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Education Without Borders

In our last meeting before departing for Cape Town, we were each given the internship sites we will be working at during our time in South Africa. I will be working at Education Without Borders, a non-profit organization that focuses on educational opportunities and youth development through after school tutoring ...

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Expectations Abroad

Back in May, when I registered for the South Africa course I had a very limited idea of what exactly I was signing up for. With a love for travel and an interest in international social work, I enrolled (or rather sat on the waitlist until there was room) in ...

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