My name is Clement Villiere and I am from Paris, France. I am currently studying international relations and politics at Hautes Etudes Internationales – Hautes Etudes Politiques in Paris. As part of my studies, I am interning in the advocacy department of Scalabrini for 6 months. I am very excited for the opportunity to gain experience working abroad and learning more about refugee issues in South Africa. My first impression is that it is much too difficult for asylum seekers to get a permit and the entire process is unnecessarily complicated. I am very much looking forward to exploring Cape Town and gaining first-hand knowledge of refugee rights while working at Scalabrini.