Saturday, January 21, 2017

Have the time of your life at Cape Studies

Just like Baby in Dirty Dancing, you can have the time of your life by enrolling at Cape Studies, the only school in Africa to have been nominated by Study Travel  as one of the top 5 schools of languages in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cape Studies is an English language school founded in 1995. The distinguishing feature of this school is its small classes – no more than 8 students per teacher. This is a very important feature because it means the teacher can concentrate on individual students, giving them all the attention they need in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Another particular feature of the school is its location, Green Point, a safe and characteristic neighborhood. The school is set in a Victorian house and from each classroom you can rest your eyes upon the beautiful greenery of the garden.

What is interesting about this school is its infinite number of extracurricular activities. There is something to do for everyone,  you will never have a dull moment. Cape Studies, as you might have guessed is in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cape Town also known as the Mother City, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s surrounded by a mountain range, and cozily situated between two oceans – the Atlantic and the Indian.

A city so rich in heritage and traditions, arts and culture, and most of all, diversity (many people and cultures come together in Cape Town) that you will always find something new to explore.

Speaking about exploring, if you want to get your adrenalin going, here is what the school can arrange for you: a face-to-face meeting with the Great White, the most fearsome predator of the sea! This is something even the faint-hearted will not want to miss. A selfie with this shark is priceless!

If you want something adventurous, but on land, and you  like animals, then you can ask the school to book you an unforgettable wildlife safari. Here you will be able to view a wide range of African animals, birds and perhaps leopards, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and the king of the jungle, his majesty the lion. If  you are more of a nature lover, then Cape Studies has just the right extracurricular activity for you: a visit to the top of Table Mountain (you can get there by cable car or walk up, if you’re fit enough). You will be mesmerized by the view from the top; the city, its harbor and beaches make for a beautiful postcard.

Another unforgettable experience is a visit to the Cape of Good Hope (remember  Jules Verne’s “The children of Capt. Grant”?), the Fairest Cape in all the world”! Here is where the two oceans meet. If you go to Boulders Beach you can have a delightful swim with the penguins. Can you ask for more?

Other exciting activities are trips to the vineyards, where wine-lovers can taste the world famous wine of South Africa.
If you‘re into sports, you will be thrilled to know that Cape Town offers an enormous choice of sport activities kite surfing, wake boarding, surfing, golf, hikes, climbing, etc.

After all this work out, what you need is a nice, relaxing evening like a cocktail bar, jazz pub, beach bar or karaoke bar. Lots of Latin dancing for the aspiring Fred Astaires and Ginger Rogers.

Last but not least, you can shop to your heart’s delight in Cape Town, either at the V&A Waterfront or at Canal Walk, the biggest shopping center in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tired of looking out only for your own interest? Well, Cape Studies has invested in a project called Helping Hands, which sets it apart from other language schools.

Helping Hands is an initiative formed by volunteers who come to South Africa willing to do some good and help the impoverished communities. They improve their knowledge of the English language while helping needy people. This is studying with a difference!