My internship in Cape Town felt like experiencing a lifetime in just 5 months. Magister South Africa is an organisation completely focused on the welfare of the students which made my experience unforgettable. The internship and activities arranged by magister as well as the cultural differences between South Africa and Europe made my internship period extremely helpful for my future career, bringing me interesting insights in human resource management in terms of diversity and culture. Although the internship was very important for me, at the same time there was a lot of fun, parties, activities, trips, etc. which resulted in amazing experiences and definitely friendships for life! I would recommend this amazing experience to every student who wants to do an internship abroad!

Erik B. Belgium

I spent two months this summer living and working in Cape Town, all arranged by Magister. I got in at 11pm, and immediately was picked up from the airport, given a South African sim card and taken to prearrange housing. As soon as I got to my flat, it felt like home. My flat mates were incredibly friendly, helped me get set up, and introduced me to the other interns. The next day, my first day in Cape Town, we went surfing, had lunch as a group, and then I was invited to another intern's flat to watch movies. Those first few days were indicative of how my stay in South Africa would be. There was never a dull moment, there were always new people to meet, things to do, new places to see. Magister helped introduce me to life in Cape Town from the night I got off the aeroplane to the day I boarded a bus to Namibia. It is a great program that creates a strong community and I would without hesitation recommend it to anyone considering living or working in Cape Town.

Aline H. USA

I recently returned home from 20 weeks in Cape Town. And Magister requested to write something. I had no idea what to expect upon arriving but was comforted knowing that Magister had set up living and work arrangements. While it was quite shocking at first, Cape Town felt like home after two weeks.  Most exciting and fun 20 weeks of my life. And I learned a lot at my internship in venture capital as well. If you want to do something off the beaten path, pick Cape Town. I can’t imagine a type of person that wouldn’t fall in love with the city quickly. The people I met and the contacts I made were all incredible. Can’t imagine a better place and way to spend a semester or summer or however much time you have to spend. The more the better.  Cheers and good luck.

Ashley E. USA

Erstens kommt es anders und .... - ich habe mir recht einfach einen Job in Südafrika organisiert. Dann hieß es allerdings für mich, ich brauche auch ein Zimmer; und das war aus der Ferne nicht ganz so einfach! Auf diesem Weg bin ich zu Magister gekommen. Es gibt nichts besseres als in einem fremden Land anzukommen und zu wissen, dass man nicht für unbestimmte Zeit im YouthHostel absteigt. Magister hat für mich meine erste Unterkunft in Cape Town organisiert und mich ebenfalls vom Flughafen abgeholt. Das beste war allerdings, dass ich durch Magister an den wöchentlichen Treffen sowie Wochenendausflügen teilnehmen konnte. Somit hatte ich eine perfekte Kombination aus Arbeiten und Südafrika-Erlebnis. Einen wärmeren Start habe ich mir nicht erträumen können – das erste Wochenende gleich mit einer Gruppe von sehr interessanten Menschen an einen der schönsten Strände der Umgebung Cape Town´s zu fahren. Und wem habe ich es zu verdanken? Dem Magister Team – die auch während meines gesamten Aufenthaltes immer für mich da waren – sei es bei Ratschlägen zu Autokauf, Versicherung oder einfach mal zusammen ein Bierchen trinken. Ich vermiss Euch!

Jan H. Deutschland