Evolve Abroad: Special Education internship in Cape Town

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Fine motor skills development aligned to developmental milestones
Fine motor skills development aligned to developmental milestones
Special education teaching assistant
Special education teaching assistant
Our Cape Town Campus
Our Cape Town Campus
Explore the beatiful scenery during the weekends
Explore the beatiful scenery during the weekends


Travel to Cape Town and work alongside a professional remedial teacher. Gain theoretical knowledge, as well as practical skills while working as a special education teachers assistant. Identify specific skills you would like to improve or develop and work with your skilled professional mentor who can guide you throughout your internship on our structured mentorship program.

Get involved in our Corporate Social Responsibility initiative and work one-on-one with children with learning disabilities in a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. You can expect to gain experience and knowledge on support techniques for a variety of remedial requirements during this internship.

You will spend the week working alongside teachers or participating in workshops or course work, but you will have free weekends to explore Cape Town and all the exciting adventures and cultural activities it has to offer.

  • Professional certification
  • Skills audit and career development plan
  • Professional mentor with industry knowledge and experience
  • Cultural side trips included

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Yes, I recommend this program

Evolve Aboard - Cape Town, South Africa

I had such an amazing time studying with Evolve Abroad in South Africa! The administrators were so encouraging when I expressed interest in getting me involved with schools in a another country. The traveling opportunities were so much fun, and I enjoyed our excursions a lot. The coursework was heavy, but not overwhelming. I was still able to get time to really get out and explore Cape Town and most of the learning occurred when I interacted with the schools faculty. The location of the campus is absolutely gorgeous - a wonderful place that I spent relaxing.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would probably try to go further out of Cape Town and get more experience in there rougher parts of Africa.
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Yes, I recommend this program

An incredible experience

Travelling to Cape Town to complete this programme with Evolve Abroad was my first internship and my first trip abroad on my own. The founders and staff of Evolve Abroad made me feel nothing but welcomed. They planned an amazing programme according to my field of interest and connected me with relevant mentors with years of priceless experience. Through Evolve Abroad, I got the opportunity to learn from these mentors and the students I had the chance of meeting. I got to experience life in Cape Town for a full month, and not just what you'd get to see and do as a tourist. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at my placements and activities throughout Cape Town that Shayle (co-founder) went above an beyond to research and recommend me to do. Through this experience, I've learnt so much, from the food culture, traditions, politics and the people. I'm not sure if I would've gotten this experience anywhere else.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I believe that there's so much to learn if you stayed eager and open-minded. South Africa is so rich in its history and the people have you meet have so much to share.