Lion's Head

Mari Liza Almand, a student from the University of Mississippi, describes her physical and emotional journey climbing Lion’s Head, one of Cape Town’s most iconic and scenic landmarks! Lessons from Lion’s Head I gazed at the red-dirt, gently inclining path that laid in front of me, inviting me to venture on. I had hiked mountains … Continue Reading »

Nelle Thomas Blog

  Our next featured blog comes from Nelle Thomas, a student at the University of Alabama. Nelle first joined us abroad on GO Rome in 2015 and was later selected to serve as a Community Leader on her campus for the 2015-2016 school year. We are thrilled to have Nelle “LeadAgain” in Cape Town this … Continue Reading »

Dining in Cape Town

  Today’s post comes to us from Shannon Listman from Rowan University. We often say that “life begins at the end of your comfort zone” and it sounds like Shannon really took that to heart during her time in Cape Town. Thanks for sharing, Shannon! Five Ways I Got Out of my Comfort Zone in … Continue Reading »

Table Mountain View

  Next up on today’s featured blogs is Caroline Kiddie!  While currently on DIRECT Cape Town, Caroline calls Lesley University home during the school year. Hear Caroline’s perspective on her first few days in Cape Town below: Coming from a school that has no Greek life and venturing on this amazing trip can be a … Continue Reading »

Connecting with students during service week

By: Katie Peltier, a junior at the University of Texas I will focus on my strengths but remember my weaknesses. LEAD Cape Town is all about how you can become a better leader; so many times we are told to focus on your weaknesses so you can become better in that area but, we tend … Continue Reading »

By: Allie Vaughn, a junior at the University of Alabama Since studying abroad we have been challenged emotionally, physically and academically, we each overcame our own obstacles and concurred personal fears but the biggest task still lies ahead of us, how do we prepare for the journey home? First and foremost give yourself time to … Continue Reading »