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Occupational therapy internships in South Africa

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

OT in Khayalitsha

At my internship I worked with various clients and patients ranging from a couple months old to elders with diverse backgrounds and needed areas of therapy. I was grateful to be in such a work environment and experience and gain so much. I had so much hands on experience that I would not get anywhere else. The skills I gained range from therapy techniques for paediatrics to elders with cerebral palsy, autism, strokes, aplasias, head injuries and much more. As well as birthing, immunisation and emergency experience.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Great program for internship opportunities

VAC has many connections and will be able to provide you with a great internship. I very much enjoyed my stay in Cape Town in and out of my internship experience. My internship allowed me to become more adaptable and sensitive to challenging situations. I witnessed various circumstances that I do not typically see at home. I became more proactive and learnt to manage my time efficiently. The time I spent in Cape Town made me feel more confident in my career choice and I am grateful to have spent the last 10 weeks here.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Tembaletu OT Internship

My internship at Tembaletu school introduced me to new therapy techniques and a new culture. I learned a great deal in my short time there and I am so thankful for this incredible opportunity. I enjoyed getting to observe therapists who clearly have a passion for their jobs and children who overcome daily obstacles and continue to inspire me.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Social Life

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Internship Placement

    10

The South African Wonderland

I had the most amazing time in South Africa and the staff at VAC helped to make this possible! It is a perfect place to complete an internship. You are surrounded by beauty everywhere you look and a vibrant city full of life!

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health and Safety

    4

  • Social Life

    7

The Rainbow Nation

This trip was a wonderful combination of challenging work, fun experiences and meeting so many different people. Cape Town provided everything from arts festivals, great food to scenic drives. I would recommend that students of any age come to study or work here.

Overall Rating

7/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Occupational Therapy at Woodside

Woodside is a tight knit community that welcomes one and all. Both the staff and residents are kind and uplifting. As an OT, I was able to apply my knowledge and grow as a therapist. It was a wonderful place to spend my five week internship.