About XChange South Africa


XChange South Africa is an International Human Resource Management company specializing in placing students and volunteers seeking unpaid work experience, internships or voluntary work in South Africa. XChange South Africa was established in 1997 when the first university students were brought out from Germany to Cape Town. Our office is in Cape Town and focuses on companies around Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Somerset West and the Garden Route. We had students from more than 63 nationalities to date. We mainly accept applications we know we would be able to place in a good internship or volunteer placements.

What We Do

We arrange internships; assist with visa applications and prepare all the necessary documents required for your visa application. We arrange student accommodation in shared houses, hostels or apartments that is affordablesuitable, affordable student living. We will be your permanent contact partner providing advice and support throughout your application process and offer assistance with visa formalities. Students are met at the airport on their arrival and taken to their accommodation.

You are briefed on local issues and given a supplementary information pack of brochures, personalized information, a local simcard and maps. We spend several hours with each student on arrival to ensure that the first impression of Cape Town or South Africa is positive and lasting.

We accompany you to your place of work on your first day and monitor progress at regular intervals with the company concerned. We would find a placement for you based on your university requirements and your own personal interests.

We therefore consider your career, personal and academic requirements when we work with you in finding placements. We further work according to your time frame to ensure that we are able to place you for the time you have available to visit our country or one of the other countries we work with.

XChange helps to arrange activities for our students and distributes an internal weekly newsletter. We aim to save you as much money possible by obtaining decent discounts where possible for overland trips, tours and activities in Cape Town.

The fields of placement cover virtually every possible field of employment. The most common fields for placements are Business Administration, Event Management, Social Work, Human Resources, Economics or e-commerce, Marketing, Media, Law, Architecture, Physiotherapy, Occupation Therapy, Tourism, Engineering and Education. We can basically place virtually every field and has experience in doing so as well.