Camps Bay Cape Town

DIRECT Cape Town

DIRECT

Curated, short-term travel experience

Join us!
May 17 – May 28, 2022
Garden Route Adventure Add-On Available

Adventure

Service

Personal Development

Best For

Students seeking a once in a lifetime adventure


New travelers


Pre-vet majors (checkout the animal intensive add-on)

Highlights

﹢ Two weeks

﹢ Personal development workshops & reflections

﹢ Optional adventures like African safari, elephant sanctuary and shark cage diving

﹢ Service-learning with local partners

﹢ Balance of inclusion & free time

﹢ Hike Table Mountain, see African penguins and tour the city of Cape Town

“Each day I was abroad, my eyes were opened to something new. Cape Town will always have a piece of my heart! I cannot wait to continue to travel and begin filling up my passport. And it’s all thanks to LeadAbroad. “

Ellie Scheer

University of Missouri

“I felt the most support during our workshops. I learned so much about myself during those workshops and some of those activities had me a little choked up. It really solidified my understanding of who I am and who I want to be.”

Antonio Milazzo

Dominican University

Dates

May 17 – May 28, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 16, 2022

Garden Route Add-On Options:

3-day weekend during program: May 20 – May 22
5-day program extension: May 28 – June 1
5-day program extension (animal intensive): May 28 – June 1

Click here for the Garden Route brochure!

Pricing

Program Fee: $2,900

Garden Route Fee:

3-day weekend during program: $950
5-day program extension: $1,250
5-day program extension (animal intensive): $1,400

Dates

May 17 – May 28, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 16, 2022

Garden Route Add-On Options:

3-day weekend during program: May 20 – May 22
5-day program extension: May 28 – June 1
5-day program extension (animal intensive): May 28 – June 1

Click here for the Garden Route brochure!

Pricing

Program Fee: $2,900

Garden Route Fee:

3-day weekend during program: $950
5-day program extension: $1,250
5-day program extension (animal intensive): $1,400

Overview

Join us for your ideal summer adventure on DIRECT Cape Town. Combining adrenaline pumping adventures with an impactful personal development curriculum and community engagement, your participation on DIRECT Cape Town will set you apart from your peers. The itinerary focuses on highlights of the city including several days of hands-on community service and plenty of free time to explore on your own. You will tour the must-see attractions, hike Table Mountain and mingle with African penguins on Boulders Beach. Your typical day may start with a leadership lesson on your personal values followed by a tour of the southwestern tip of the African continent, the Cape of Good Hope. Over dinner, you will reflect on your accomplishments of the day while also recounting the connection you made with community members the day prior during our community visits. Whether you’ve never travelled outside of the country or if this is your first time on a plane, our Cape Town staff will ensure you are prepared for a transformative experience abroad.

Overview

Join us for your ideal summer adventure on DIRECT Cape Town. Combining adrenaline pumping adventures with an impactful personal development curriculum and community engagement, your participation on DIRECT Cape Town will set you apart from your peers. The itinerary focuses on highlights of the city including several days of hands-on community service and plenty of free time to explore on your own. You will tour the must-see attractions, hike Table Mountain and mingle with African penguins on Boulders Beach. Your typical day may start with a leadership lesson on your personal values followed by a tour of the southwestern tip of the African continent, the Cape of Good Hope. Over dinner, you will reflect on your accomplishments of the day while also recounting the connection you made with community members the day prior during our community visits. Whether you’ve never travelled outside of the country or if this is your first time on a plane, our Cape Town staff will ensure you are prepared for a transformative experience abroad.

Allie Cape Town

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What’s Included

Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more. Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.

  • Pre-departure support
  • Online orientations
  • Personal assistance
  • Flight recommendations and/or group flights
  • Parental communication
  • On campus and/or virtual program meet-ups
  • Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • Housing
  • Welcome dinner
  • Final dinner
  • Leadership & personal development workshops
  • LeadAbroad journal
  • Cape Town city tour (includes attractions like District Six Museum, Signal Hill, community gardens & historic landmarks)
  • Table Mountain hike
  • Cape Point tour
  • Boulders Beach tour
  • Community engagement & service activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if arriving within group window
  • 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • Resume assistance
  • References for internships, grad school and/or jobs
  • On-campus leadership & ambassador programs
  • Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups
  • Family (Alumni) events
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Most meals (Note: Student apartments have private, fully equipped kitchens)
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities
  • Optional high-adrenaline adventures (for example: skydiving, bungee jumping, quad biking, etc)

What’s Included

Let us do the planning so you can stress less and travel more. Your program fee covers many of the expenses of your time abroad.

  • Pre-departure support
  • Online orientations
  • Personal assistance
  • Flight recommendations and/or group flights
  • Parental communication
  • On campus and/or virtual program meet-ups
  • Private social media groups for introductions and roommate matching
  • Housing
  • Welcome dinner
  • Final dinner
  • Leadership & personal development workshops
  • LeadAbroad journal
  • Cape Town city tour (includes attractions like District Six Museum, Signal Hill, community gardens & historic landmarks)
  • Table Mountain hike
  • Cape Point tour
  • Boulders Beach tour
  • Community engagement & service activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if arriving within group window
  • 24/7 emergency support from U.S.-based domestic team
  • Resume assistance
  • References for internships, grad school and/or jobs
  • On-campus leadership & ambassador programs
  • Private LinkedIn & Facebook networking groups
  • Family (Alumni) events
  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Most meals (Note: Student apartments have private, fully equipped kitchens)
  • Free time excursions and transportation to independent activities
  • Optional high-adrenaline adventures (for example: skydiving, bungee jumping, quad biking, etc)
Cape Town

Bucket-List Adventures

Cape Town is an adrenaline lover’s dream. By stepping outside of your comfort zone with your peers, you will leave this program with incomparable life-long friendships. You have opportunities to hike Table Mountain, go surfing, experience sand-boarding and even skydive all in one city with your new best friends. We partner with a local adventure company to ensure signing up for one or two extra adventures is safe and hassle-free.

Also, if you want to maximize your DIRECT program and take it to the next level, most students book the Garden Route. This iconic adventure package offers the chance to cage dive with sharks, go on a safari game drive to see Africa’s Big 5 up close and personal and make a new best friend at the elephant sanctuary. You can also sign up separately to take a leap at the world’s highest commercial bungee jump. No matter your appetite for adventure, Cape Town has options for you!

Bucket-List Adventures

Cape Town is an adrenaline lover’s dream. By stepping outside of your comfort zone with your peers, you will leave this program with incomparable life-long friendships. You have opportunities to hike Table Mountain, go surfing, experience sand-boarding and even skydive all in one city with your new best friends. We partner with a local adventure company to ensure signing up for one or two extra adventures is safe and hassle-free.

Also, if you want to maximize your DIRECT program and take it to the next level, most students book the Garden Route. This iconic adventure package offers the chance to cage dive with sharks, go on a safari game drive to see Africa’s Big 5 up close and personal and make a new best friend at the elephant sanctuary. You can also sign up separately to take a leap at the world’s highest commercial bungee jump. No matter your appetite for adventure, Cape Town has options for you!

Anna Watson LEAD Cape Town

Community Engagement & Service

We believe there is nothing more powerful than service to take your international experience to the next level. Community days are often the highlight of our students’ experience in Cape Town. Each year we work with community leaders and NGO’s to identify how to best support initiatives in local communities. Some of our favorite past projects include running after school programming for local youth, partnering with soup moms (community matriarchs) in Sir Lowry’s Pass, preparing meals at a local food kitchen, school beautification projects and business consulting for young entrepreneurs.

Community Engagement & Service

We believe there is nothing more powerful than service to take your international experience to the next level. Community days are often the highlight of our students’ experience in Cape Town. Each year we work with community leaders and NGO’s to identify how to best support initiatives in local communities. Some of our favorite past projects include running after school programming for local youth, partnering with soup moms (community matriarchs) in Sir Lowry’s Pass, preparing meals at a local food kitchen, school beautification projects and business consulting for young entrepreneurs.

Service option Cape Town

Personal Development & Leadership

Traveling abroad can bring a renewed sense of confidence and clarity to your life during a pivotal time. Our staff works to maximize this opportunity by facilitating personal development workshops and creating space to pause and reflect on all that you are experiencing. Each meeting will have a unique focus ranging from your personal strengths, practicing gratitude, creating your vision statement or identifying your values. Through guided conversations, these personal development exercises will provide an invaluable sense of purpose and direction for your life.

Personal Development & Leadership

Traveling abroad can bring a renewed sense of confidence and clarity to your life during a pivotal time. Our staff works to maximize this opportunity by facilitating personal development workshops and creating space to pause and reflect on all that you are experiencing. Each meeting will have a unique focus ranging from your personal strengths, practicing gratitude, creating your vision statement or identifying your values. Through guided conversations, these personal development exercises will provide an invaluable sense of purpose and direction for your life.

Cape Town

Accommodations

Your home away from home in Cape Town is safe, comfortable and convenient. Located just 10 minutes outside of the city center, each apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and will be shared with three other students of the same gender. The apartments are spacious with a kitchen, living area and balcony. On the property, there are three restaurants (if you like sushi you are in luck), a gym and a spa.

Free WiFi

On-Site Dining

24/7 Security

Laundry Services

Nearby Grocery

Rooftop Views

Flights, Safety, Finances & More

Our expert team has over 13 years of experience leading students and families through the travel abroad process. Whether you have questions about how to book your flight, health and safety procedures or how program finances work, we have answers. If this is your first big adventure abroad without your family, you will be glad you chose LeadAbroad to guide you through the preparation and your time abroad.

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