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5 reasons to spend a semester or school year abroad in South Africa

Have you ever dreamed of living amidst breathtaking nature, ocean views, exotic animals and a fascinating culture? A semester or school year abroad in South Africa could be just the thing for you!

Here are 5 reasons why you should spend a semester or year abroad in South Africa

1 - They speak English

Although there are 11 official languages in South Africa, English and Afrikaans are the most popular. You will be able to learn English perfectly. Your new friends, your host family and the teachers at your new school will communicate with you and each other in English.

2 - It is perfect for lovers of outdoor activities and water sports

Thanks to the mild climate that prevails most of the year, South Africans love being outdoors and playing sports! During your year abroad in South Africa, you will have the opportunity to surf on the country's beautiful beaches, hike, visit national parks, kayak, and explore all the natural treasures South Africa has to offer.

3 - You will meet unique and protected animals, including African penguins and the famous Big Five

South Africa is rich in national parks where it is possible to admire protected animals in their natural habitat, including the famous Big Five: elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos and rhinos. And not only that: have you ever heard of African penguins? One of the largest colonies, with about 3,000 penguins, is located near Cape Town, at Boulders Beach, and is in Table Mountain National Park. An unmissable stop on your trip through South Africa!

4 - The sense of family in South Africa is very strong

Your host family will welcome you into their home and community like a child. Dinner is very important to South African families, who usually eat together which creates a moment of unification and sharing.

5 - You will get to know a completely unique and different culture

Last but not least. Africa is a continent that will enter your heart because it is so different and unique that you will make you fall in love with its traditions and its people. Thanks to a study experience in South Africa, you will have the opportunity to discover a fascinating and complex culture that will gradually amaze you more and more, expanding your horizons day by day.

At the end of your experience in South Africa, you will be able to see the world with different eyes!


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