Our first LEAD Cape Town featured blog comes from Statyn Coppage, a student at the University of Mississippi! Keep reading for an inside look on some of the powerful moments she has experienced during week 1! Seeking the Experience After an extensive journey of traveling out of the country for the first time, I have … 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 »

Old Biscuit Mill market

Always a student favorite, you cannot go wrong with a meal from the Old Biscuit Mill. Isabelle Martin from the University of Mississippi shares her favorites in her blog below! Being the foodie that I am, I strongly believe that Old Biscuit Mill (OBM) is any food lover’s heaven. From different venders from all over … Continue Reading »

LEAD Cape Town on Bloukrans Bridge Bungee

Christopher Bybee, a junior at Texas A&M University, describes a powerful moment on Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa as our students made the 709ft bungee jump. Don’t miss this incredible story of courage and support. It’s interesting in life to see simple things come together to create a powerful moment. We often aren’t able to … Continue Reading »

View of Table Mountain from Signal Hill

Eternity Perry, a junior at Oglethorpe University, wrote up a great list of some of the highlights of our LEAD Cape Town program! Be sure to check out each one of these if you decide to visit Cape Town! Cape Town is an amazing city. There is a ton of things to do and amazing … Continue Reading »

Delicious breakfast at the Old Biscuit Mill

Susan McClean, a junior at Louisiana State University, tried one of the most popular dishes at the Old Biscuit Mill, a student and staff favorite in Cape Town! The Old Biscuit Mill is by far one of the greatest places in all of Cape Town. The people are great, the energy is upbeat, and the … Continue Reading »

Visiting Boulders Beach

Alyssa Smith, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, discusses what she learned after taking the Strengths Finder assessment! Check out her blog below! Before departing for Cape Town every student must take the Strengths Finder test on StrengthQuest. Through a series of questions, StrengthQuest is able to conclude what your top five strengths are. … Continue Reading »

You might find that studying abroad reveals things about yourself you never knew! Allyson Hoppe, a senior at the University of South Carolina, would probably agree! 1. Morning workouts: During my time so far in Cape Town, I’ve realized how much more energized and ready for the day I am when I do a quick … Continue Reading »

Olivia Gotwald, a senior at the College of Charleston, gives us not just blog but a VLOG (video blog)! Catch a glimpse into the life of LEAD Cape Town student by watching the video linked below! This experience is something that is really hard to describe. I had no idea what I was walking into … Continue Reading »

Students in Camps Bay

Emily Edelman, a sophomore at the University of Alabama, is quickly learning the value of breaking personal boundaries and living outside of her comfort zone on LEAD Cape Town! Considering I had no idea what to expect or how to exactly “step out of my comfort zone” – I wanted to go ahead and make … Continue Reading »