Imagine yourself in this complex, yet warm and welcoming country known for its historic break from the abuses of apartheid, and for its spectacular landscape of coastline, diverse wildlife and dynamic urban centers. Today, South Africa's strong economy, well-developed infrastructure and modern amenities speak to a nation actively working to recover and grow.
On a United Planet gap year Quest in South Africa, you can be in country for 6 or 12 months engaging an an experience that will be a true learning exchange. Hosted by Volunteer Centre, the South African partner organization of ICYE, United Planet's in country partner, you will play an important role supporting educational initiatives, either volunteering as a sports coach with at-risk youth, or working with young orphaned children. A gap year quest to South Africa is an experience of a lifetime!
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Food and lodging in your host country
Emergency medical insurance
In-country orientation upon arrival and ongoing support and supervision throughout your Quest