“I’m on the Bottom of the World!”

You're Off to Great Places

Yesterday was the first day of UCT orientation, so the 200 CIEE students met up with American students from other programs and we all loaded onto ten tour busses and had a “tour of Cape Town.” Our first stop was Chapman’s Peak, where we spent about ten minutes just taking pictures and soaking up our surroundings before getting back on the busses.

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I don’t know how many times I can say it before it’ll get redundant, but this is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I am so happy to have the opportunity to visit this amazing country.

Our next stop was the township of Ocean View. A lot of my friends and I felt slightly uncomfortable with the idea of invading people’s living space, but it ended up being okay – none of us wanted to be inconsiderate to the people who live in the township. While…

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