My heart was initially captivated with the thought of studying abroad in London. I also wanted to get my hands deep and dirty in my social work major. My home university suggested the best option for my goals would be an internship in Cape Town, South Africa. I was very skeptical at first glance. I had never considered studying abroad in a country like South Africa. I did some research on the CISabroad website and really liked how the program was set up.
My study abroad adviser also connected me with another student at the university that had completed the exact same program. We met and discussed CISabroad's Cape Town internship program. I could tell he had enjoyed it immensely. His enthusiasm about Cape Town was the final push I needed to choose this program.