PRO Cape Town

PRO Cape Town

Professional development and travel experience

Join us!
May 17 – June 11, 2022
Garden Route Adventure Weekend Available

Real-world Consulting

Career Coaching

Adventure

Best For

Business and marketing students


Students looking for resume-building experience


Students seeking a once in a lifetime adventure

Highlights

﹢ Real-world consulting projects for local businesses

﹢ Career coaching

﹢ Balance of inclusion & free time

﹢ Optional Garden Route adventure tour

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

﹢ Personal development workshops & reflections

“Not only did I gain valuable professional skills on PRO but we were also given the freedom to explore the city and experience everything Cape Town has to offer!”

Lana Dranow

University of Arkansas

“I learned so much through our consulting projects, career development and life stories. Everyone on this trip was absolutely amazing and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Hannah Vandermeer

Texas A&M University

Dates

May 17 – June 11, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 16, 2022

Garden Route Weekend: June 3 – June 5, 2022

Pricing

Program Fee: $5,100

Garden Route Weekend: $950

Dates

May 17 – June 11, 2022
Students depart the U.S. on Monday, May 16, 2022

Garden Route Weekend: June 3 – June 5, 2022

Pricing

Program Fee: $5,100

Garden Route Weekend: $950

PRO Cape Town beach

Overview

Join us in Cape Town for an incredible professional hybrid internship. Your first half of the program will focus on exploring Cape Town, enjoying tours and activities and making the most of your free time. Next, this unique program will dive into your profession track designed for students interested in marketing and business experience. You no longer have to choose between study abroad and professional experience. On PRO Cape Town you get the best of both worlds.

This real-world business consulting experience will set you up for success. You will learn about your goals and how to develop a personal brand that speaks to employers, all while taking full advantage of the adventure opportunities at your fingertips. Past projects for business and marketing students have included brand storytelling, influencer marketing and visual communication.

Overview

Join us in Cape Town for an incredible professional hybrid internship. Your first half of the program will focus on exploring Cape Town, enjoying tours and activities and making the most of your free time. Next, this unique program will dive into your profession track designed for students interested in marketing and business experience. You no longer have to choose between study abroad and professional experience. On PRO Cape Town you get the best of both worlds.

This real-world business consulting experience will set you up for success. You will learn about your goals and how to develop a personal brand that speaks to employers, all while taking full advantage of the adventure opportunities at your fingertips. Past projects for business and marketing students have included brand storytelling, influencer marketing and visual communication.

PRO 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 farewell dinner
  • All hybrid internship activities including self-branding workshops and consulting projects
  • Guest speakers from local Cape Town organizations
  • Mentorship from the LeadAbroad staff
  • LeadAbroad journal
  • Cape Town city tour
  • Table Mountain hike
  • Cape Point tour
  • Boulders Beach tour (African penguins)
  • Community engagement activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if within group arrival 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 farewell dinner
  • All hybrid internship activities including self-branding workshops and consulting projects
  • Guest speakers from local Cape Town organizations
  • Mentorship from the LeadAbroad staff
  • LeadAbroad journal
  • Cape Town city tour
  • Table Mountain hike
  • Cape Point tour
  • Boulders Beach tour (African penguins)
  • Community engagement activities
  • International medical insurance
  • Airport bus transfers to/from program accommodations if within group arrival 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 View

Marketing & Business Experience

PRO Cape Town is perfect for students seeking unique opportunities to build their resume with real-world experience and projects. You will develop professional skills by working on three consulting projects for local businesses in Cape Town. Internship projects will have a hybrid setup with virtual management from the Nexgen Careers team and in-person work with your clients and colleagues. Your first project will focus on brand storytelling where you will develop a blueprint for the specific company, create storytelling prototypes and design for maximum impact. Next, your cohort will focus on influencer marketing. Here you will focus on connecting, creating and amplifying messages with the help of influencers. Your last project will focus on visual communication and your recommendations on the platform, branding, call to action and impact of these tools. Each week, you will pitch your proposals to the business stakeholders, answer questions and provide insights to implement your recommendations and see your ideas come to life.

Marketing & Business Experience

PRO Cape Town is perfect for students seeking unique opportunities to build their resume with real-world experience and projects. You will develop professional skills by working on three consulting projects for local businesses in Cape Town. Internship projects will have a hybrid setup with virtual management from the Nexgen Careers team and in-person work with your clients and colleagues. Your first project will focus on brand storytelling where you will develop a blueprint for the specific company, create storytelling prototypes and design for maximum impact. Next, your cohort will focus on influencer marketing. Here you will focus on connecting, creating and amplifying messages with the help of influencers. Your last project will focus on visual communication and your recommendations on the platform, branding, call to action and impact of these tools. Each week, you will pitch your proposals to the business stakeholders, answer questions and provide insights to implement your recommendations and see your ideas come to life.

PRO Cape Town presentation

Benefits

  • Determine how to make yourself stand out from other applicants through the hybrid Design Your Career module
  • Create a strong online presence on LinkedIn or another online portfolio tool
  • Gain valuable experience that will help you show tangible results and learning in future interviews
  • No previous business experience or business courses required
  • Practice tools and techniques to make virtual work effective
  • Build your communication skills through written and oral presentations
  • Learn collaboration as you work in small teams with a variety of personalities – both local in Cape Town and virtual with the Nexgen team
  • Practice creative problem solving and innovation as you tackle real problems for local organizations
  • Pre-departure planning, support and recommended flights from the LeadAbroad team
  • Program Director available 24/7 to assist with activities, health and safety
  • Work during the week and explore Cape Town with tours, adventures and activities
  • Virtual support by the Nexgen coaches
  • In-person support by the LeadAbroad team
  • Make friends by joining the included cultural, social and personal development opportunities like LeadAbroad Life nights and welcome and final dinners
  • Get to know professional mentors who lead the program daily and ensure students are learning the core concepts
  • Work closely with your trainer, fellow PRO students and Cape Town organizations
  • Learn about yourself, your vision and your values through our weekly LeadAbroadLife meetings

Benefits

  • Determine how to make yourself stand out from other applicants through the hybrid Design Your Career module
  • Create a strong online presence on LinkedIn or another online portfolio tool
  • Gain valuable experience that will help you show tangible results and learning in future interviews
  • No previous business experience or business courses required
  • Practice tools and techniques to make virtual work effective
  • Build your communication skills through written and oral presentations
  • Learn collaboration as you work in small teams with a variety of personalities – both local in Cape Town and virtual with the Nexgen team
  • Practice creative problem solving and innovation as you tackle real problems for local organizations
  • Pre-departure planning, support and recommended flights from the LeadAbroad team
  • Program Director available 24/7 to assist with activities, health and safety
  • Work during the week and explore Cape Town with tours, adventures and activities
  • Virtual support by the Nexgen coaches
  • In-person support by the LeadAbroad team
  • Make friends by joining the included cultural, social and personal development opportunities like LeadAbroad Life nights and welcome and final dinners
  • Get to know professional mentors who lead the program daily and ensure students are learning the core concepts
  • Work closely with your trainer, fellow PRO students and Cape Town organizations
  • Learn about yourself, your vision and your values through our weekly LeadAbroadLife meetings

Adventures

Cape Town is an adventure capital of the world. Known for its breathtaking scenery, there is something to do for every adventure level. Are you an adrenaline lover with skydiving as #1 on your bucket list? Or do you prefer something more down to earth like sandboarding? No matter your appetite for adventure, we will connect you with everything Cape Town has to offer. We include several adventure tours in your program fee like hiking Table Mountain, exploring Boulders Beach (known for its African penguins) and venturing to the southwestern tip of the African continent, Cape Point. During your free time, you can also join other adventure activities made available by our incredible, local partners.

Students seeking to level-up their PRO experience can also book the Garden Route adventure weekend. This iconic adventure package offers the chance to cage dive with sharks, go on a safari game drive to see Africa’s Big 5 animals 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. The Garden Route is totally optional, but you won’t want to miss it.

Adventures

Cape Town is an adventure capital of the world. Known for its breathtaking scenery, there is something to do for every adventure level. Are you an adrenaline lover with skydiving as #1 on your bucket list? Or do you prefer something more down to earth like sandboarding? No matter your appetite for adventure, we will connect you with everything Cape Town has to offer. We include several adventure tours in your program fee like hiking Table Mountain, exploring Boulders Beach (known for its African penguins) and venturing to the southwestern tip of the African continent, Cape Point. During your free time, you can also join other adventure activities made available by our incredible, local partners.

Students seeking to level-up their PRO experience can also book the Garden Route adventure weekend. This iconic adventure package offers the chance to cage dive with sharks, go on a safari game drive to see Africa’s Big 5 animals 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. The Garden Route is totally optional, but you won’t want to miss it.

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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