I’ve always wanted to experience another culture!

Well Hello! I am Joey, I’m 20 years old and I am from Maastricht in the Netherlands. I am a Human Resources Student in the Netherlands and I came to Scalabrini in Cape Town to do my third year internship.

I’ve always wanted to travel, especially to South Africa, but never got the change to do it after my secondary school. Then the opportunity arrived to do my internship abroad. At that moment I decided that I wanted to help people with my skills and knowledge. After a long time of planning, interviews and some more planning my university arranged a internship at Scalabrini for me.

I will stay In Cape Town for six months and only after two weeks I can already tell I fell in love with this country. It’s so beautiful, with such different people and their culture and background. I also discovered how important small things can be. Such normal things for us like typing a CV or a Cover Letter will make a world of difference to our clients. If you could only see the look on their face after we finish a CV for them and how proud they are when they are showing it to their friends who have come with them to Scalabrini. You can see that they really want to make something of their live, and helping them with that is the most beautiful thing in the world!

Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. – Nelson Mandela


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