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Healthcare Challenges in South Africa, Cape Town

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Throughout the year


Every month, throughout the year


* This program is open to English speakers
* This program is open to participants who are 20 or over at the time of participation.
* We accept students of all nationalities with interest in international health and relevant educational background. The Cape Town program has specific eligibility requirements depending on clinical location as described below.
* Depending on your educational level you will be placed at specific clinical locations throughout Cape Town.

Participants may be any of the following:

* Medical Students
* Pre-Medical Students
* Final Year Physicians Assistants Students
* Medical Residents, MD & DO
* Post-bacc pre-medical students
* Gap year pre-medical students
* Graduate nursing students
* Nursing Students
* MPH Students
* Physicians Assistants Students
* Nursing students
* Registered Nurses
* Nurse Midwifery students
* Certified Nurse Midwives
* Naturopathic students

If you do not fit into one of these categories, please contact us to see if you would be eligible to apply.

Intern Types

  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing


  • English

Subject Areas

  • Health Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pre-med
  • Public Health

Cost in US$:

Approx. 2,500 for 4 weeks

Cost Includes:

  • Emergency evacuation services
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country
  • Written materials pre-departure

Credit Available


Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Aids
  • Health
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
  • Hospital
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public Health

Age Range

20 and over

This Program is open to

American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Home-stays

Participants Travel


Scholarships are Available

As available-- see CFHI website.

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home