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ISA Service-Learning in Cape Town, South Africa

Program Duration

9-12 Week


ISA Service-Learning programs are available to current students and recent graduates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Must have graduated high school by the start date of the service-learning program
• Must be at least 17 years old by the start date of the service-learning program
• Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
• When applicable, participants must meet the minimum language requirement of the host country

Eligibility for specific community-based organizations is determined by your resume, cover letter, and interview upon application.


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Program Fees Include:

• Comprehensive advising and support
• Visa support
• Bridging Cultures Program, the on-site cultural and academic orientation
• Housing
• Meals and laundry service
• Guaranteed placement with community based organization
• Full-time resident staff with a maximum 20:1 student to staff ratio
• On-site ISA office, computer and internet access (WiFi)
• Airport reception
• Cultural activities
• Medical insurance
• 24-hour emergency assistance
• On-site transportation stipend
• Project materials stipend
• Donation to host organization
• ISA Service-Learning Portfolio
• One year digital subscription to The New York Times

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Community Centers
  • Community Development
  • Computer Training
  • Counseling
  • Culture
  • Disability Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Gender Issues
  • Grassroots Organization
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Human Rights
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Public Health
  • Small Business Development
  • Social Work
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Youth Development

This Program is open to

Worldwide, American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat

Scholarships are Available

In memory of Kalyn Peterson and her commitment to helping others, ISA Service-Learning will award one $1000 scholarship to one Summer participant and one $1000 scholarship to one Spring participant to use toward the complete cost of a Service-Learning program. Please visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on scholarship application due dates and eligibility.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad