ELI’s program is based in beautiful Cape Town, located on a small peninsula that juts from the southern tip of South Africa into the Atlantic Ocean. Influenced by the Dutch, British and Malay, Cape Town is home to well-preserved historical buildings, busy streets, world class shopping and restaurants. No visit to Cape Town is complete without a hike up Table Mountain, a drive down the winding coastline to some of the area’s famous wineries, a visit to Boulder's Beach to see the African Penguins, or a hike up to the lighthouse at Cape Point.
South Africa’s new constitution was approved in 1996, outlawing discrimination in all forms. There is a new and thriving black middle class. However, most South Africans have not yet seen the benefits of these new freedoms. They continue to grapple with a high unemployment rate and an ever widening gap between the well-off and those who live in complete poverty. The average life expectancy is 46 years, and it is estimated that 29.1% of the population is living with HIV or AIDS.
ELI offers tailored internships and volunteer programs in and around beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. Work in townships, wildlife parks, or do professional internships: engineering, business, marketing, fashion, tourism, wineries and more! These programs are available year-round.
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