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Dreaming of living abroad for a few months? Come experience with First Step Abroad, one of the most amazing cities in the world while volunteering, doing an internship or learning English in Cape Town, South Africa!

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About us

First Step Abroad – Student and Travel Placements specialises in internship, volunteer, language school and travel placements in Cape Town, South Africa. Many years of experience both in internship and volunteer placements and the tourism sector in South Africa gives us the advantage to meet individual requirements and guarantee best service. Through a large network with well established contacts with companies and organisations we can offer excellent placement opportunities in and around Cape Town.

Although our services are predominantly designed for school leavers, students and young professionals, we would like to encourage those wanting to take some time off from work or pensioners’ to get involved in a social project in Cape Town.

Why First Step Abroad - Student and Travel Placements?

The decision to come to Cape Town for a couple of weeks/months is not only an exciting adventure, but also a big challenge. From our experience we know that a successful stay abroad does not only require thorough planning and organisation, but having a personal contact and on-site support is of great importance. Our top priority is to take care of your needs and to offer you competent and trustworthy assistance and support prior to and throughout your stay in Cape Town. In order to make your stay as hassle-free as possible, we carefully choose our placements and only work with reputable organisations and companies. As your direct and personal contact in Cape Town, First Step Abroad – Student and Travel Placements will take all the necessary steps to ensure that your stay abroad is as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.


Please contact us if you have any questions. All you need to do is fill out the enquiry form below or send us an email directly.

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First Step Abroad – Student and Travel Placements

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Telephone & Whatsapp: +27 76 734 3088 or +27 64 804 5233

First Step Abroad – Student and Travel Placement Team

Susanne Logan

Managing Partner

Susanne was born and raised in Germany, but made Cape Town her home in 2008 after completing her Master’s degree at the University of Cape Town. Her passion for South Africa was already cemented in 2001 when she volunteered at an orphanage for HIV-infected children in Cape Town.  This, combined with her studies in Social Anthropology in Germany and at the University of Cape Town, provided her with the opportunity to deepen the intense interest in South Africa and its people.

During and after her studies she worked in the tourism field and later as an internship and volunteer placement manager at a German agency. In 2010 she co-founded First Step Abroad - Student and Travel Placements.

Her continuing passion and enthusiasm for the country and its people, as well as the natural and cultural diversity, she likes to share with our applicants. Susanne will gladly provide advice on our volunteer projects and internship opportunities and help with the planning and organisation of your stay abroad.


  • Team Susanne

    We have successfully placed and supported over hundreds of volunteers, interns and language course students over the last ten years.
    Seeing them succeed in gaining international experiences and adapting to a new cultural environment is most rewarding.
    It is my passion to share my own volunteer experience with our programme participants and to help them gain intercultural experience.

  • Team Oliver

    Cape Town’s diversity for me is priceless – enjoy Cape Town’s beautiful nature, great food, sports, culture and its open-hearted people. It is a place full of energy that makes you feel at home!

  • Team Theressa

    Friendly faces, open-minded people, beautiful surroundings, fantastic weather, great food and good vibes. If you can find so much positives over a city in less than five seconds that’s Cape Town, my home.





Our Service

  • Internship Cape Town

    Whether you already have specific ideas about your stay abroad or so far you only know one thing - you would like to go abroad! – we will be happy to assist!

  • Placement for Volunteers

    We offer you an individual consulting and placement service for volunteer projects, internships and language courses in Cape Town. In addition, we are happy to help you with your travel plans within South Africa.


If you have a question about our services, please feel free to contact us!

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