Land in stunning Cape Town, where you will learn about South Africa’s complex past and explore sites, such as Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope. Visit the country’s historical landmarks, such as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison.
From there, continue to either an Afrikaans-speaking community or a Xhosa-speaking community for a homestay with a South African family. During the homestay, you will work on a service, take language lessons, and participate in drumming workshops. You will experience the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and a safari in Kruger National Park, where you might spot elephants, lions, and zebras in their natural habitat.
The Experiment ends in Johannesburg, where you will attend workshops at the African Leadership Academy, which trains young leaders who want to positively transform the world. Complete a project on social entrepreneurship and visit the Apartheid Museum to understand the country’s transition from apartheid to democracy.
- Community Service
- Outdoor Activity