About XChange South Africa

We arrange internships; assist with visa applications and issue and send all the necessary documents to you; arrange student accommodation in shared houses or apartments that is affordable and suitable student living and co-ordinate the process on behalf of the student and the firm locally. We will be your permanent contact partner providing advice and support throughout your application process and assistance with visa formalities and logistics locally. Students are met at the airport on their arrival and taken to their accommodation.

You are briefed on local issues and given a supplementary information pack of brochures, personalized information, a local simcard and maps. Prior to arrival, you will further receive information to assist you to prepare for your visit to the country. We spend several hours with each student on arrival to ensure that the first impression of Cape Town or South Africa is positive and lasting.

We accompany you to your place of work on your first day and monitor progress at regular intervals with the company concerned.

XChange facilitates a social program for the students, distributes an internal weekly news bulletin, and arranges cultural and social outings from time to time to ensure that you enjoy your stay in the country, meet other young people or are able to get good discounts for such activities.

We would find a placement for you based on your university requirements and your own personal interests. We therefore consider your career, personal and academic requirements when we work with you in finding placements. We further work according to your time frame to ensure that we are able to place you for the time you have available to visit our country or one of the other countries we work with.

We offer an introduction to Cape Town, guidance in using public transport in South Africa, car rentals, booking of overland tours and a permanent local contact partner during your stay.

The fields of placement cover virtually every possible field of employment. The most common fields for placements are Business Administration, Event Management, Social Work, Finance, Banking, Economics, Marketing, Media, Law, Architecture, Physiotherapy, Occupation Therapy, Tourism, Engineering and Education.

We are currently looking for placements in the fields of Engineering, Education, Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Graphic designing, Journalism in English, Architecture and many more.