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  • Locations: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: GVI 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Maymester 2025 01/01/2025 02/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Hotel, Independent Housing, Residence Hall
Program Type: Field Study, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad
Program Description:
South Africa Teaching Internship (Short-Term)
Assist with teaching children from the under-resourced local township schools in Cape Town, South Africa. Gain practical experience and valuable skills in a one on one environment, while teaching children from the local Cape Town community. This program is ideally suited to those studying in the fields of education, teaching or community development, as it provides an opportunity to apply real-life experience to your theoretical knowledge.

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Program Focus
On this teaching internship in Cape Town, you will have the opportunity to get involved with lesson planning and classroom management for sports classes, while providing one on one educational sessions in English and maths to the children of lower income households and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development goal #4, Quality Education. Assist with offering one-on-one lessons, teaching English and coordinating sports and educational games and activities for the students, helping them develop to their full potential. Schools in this particular community require as much assistance as possible, as they are often overcrowded and under-resourced.

This teaching internship also includes the ILM Endorsed Leadership Certificate program which has been designed to develop your leadership skills and put you a step above other candidates.

cape town landscape
GVI Community operations in South Africa are based out of Gordons Bay, a picturesque coastal village nestled at the foot of the Hottentot Hollands Mountain Range, just outside Stellenbosch and 45 minutes from Cape Town.The area is home to beautiful swimming beaches, magnificent wine farms and popular restaurants and bars. Gordons Bay is also the beginning of the scenic and well-known Garden Route, making this the perfect base to explore the best sites and activities the Cape has to offer.

Program Highlights
  • Visit the famous 'mother city' of Cape Town, home to table mountain and the African penguin
  • Implement theoretical learning in a practical one on one environment, and in so doing gain valuable experience
  • Making a direct impact on learners right at the beginning of their educational development
  • Earn your GVI ILM Leadership Development certificate, a qualification recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
  • Grow your capacity as a global citizen, while participating with other volunteers and interns from all over the world
  • Experience language immersion as you are exposed to a sample of South Africa's 11 official languages
If applying for this program to obtain credit from an institution, GVI can supply learning outcomes and support in the application.

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