XChange South Africa is a well-established company specialising in job placements, volunteer programs and internship opportunities throughout South Africa.

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Founded in Cape Town

We are an established company and our history way back ...

XChange South Africa was established in 1997 when the first university students were brought out from Germany to Cape Town.

To date, we have worked with students from 70 nationalities already, although mostly from Germany, The Netherlands, England, France, United States of America, South Africa, and South American countries.

Our South African office is based in Cape Town. Our network offers opportunities for both foreign and local students and job seekers for international internships, volunteer programs, and more recently additional recruitment services to help local South Africans. We have an established and dedicated team of staff.

about the company xchange south africa

Over 70 countries worldwide

We get local and international internship clients from all over the world.

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+5000 clients and growing

We have helped countless students and young people further their careers.


+25 years experience in what we do

We are one of the oldest recruitment and internship companies in Cape Town.


What past our clients had to say about us

"It has been a long time ago I went to South Afrika but the time I spent there was just lovley. I was treated as a family member and had such a great Time. Many thanks to Karin (and Katherine). They been part of that journey and they made it wounderful." - Sinan

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"My daughter was 2 times an intern physiotherapy in Stellenbosch South Africa. As parents we where very happy with the help from Karin Comer. It resulted in a friendship." - Corry

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"My internship at the XChangeSA’s head office was great. The other interns I’ve met were also happy with the housing and internships XChangeSA arranged. Thank you Karin! I would recommend you to anyone!" - Ramon

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"Connecting with XChange South Africa was honestly a life changing experience. They go over and above their mission. This was not just an internship but a home away from home. I gained experience in my field, gained friends and also gained a second family. Unlike some agencies, XChange South Africa is with you the whole process of sorting papers, accommodation, airport pick up. This was truly an amazing experience i wouldn't trade ANYTHING for." - Jane

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"They make sure they find the best placement that's suitable for you. They don't waste time. They go the extra mile on your behalf. Karin is the best, she's always assisting me and gives me advice on things I should know. Plus she always avails herself when needed. XChange South Africa is the best. I recommend it to all my fellow youths!" - Marvelous

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"I have not yet started my internship itself, but because of the amazing guidance of Karin of XChangeSA, I not only found an incredibly suiting internship, but also am completely knowledgable about the internship procedure and everything around it. I booked my flights and I am so incredibly happy and satisfied with the help and guidance I've received until this point. 10/10 recommend!!" - Myouska

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Why choose us?

We have over +25 years of experience in what we do and try to give you the best experience possbile.

We are an experienced team of South African people making arrangements in South Africa for our clients.

We have a mature team to care for our clients.

We are very established and the oldest internship company in the Cape.

We offer a one-stop-shop to find interns or new members of staff.

We worked for local companies prior to starting this business and have good knowledge of local conditions through years of experience.

We are trusted by companies to do a good job to find them the right interns or staff.

We are trusted by our partners.

We have established relationships.

We are recognized by the visa offices for always doing our paperwork correctly.

Our team arranges most documents on behalf of our clients for visa applications.

We arrange travel insurance.

We have not changed our pricing in over 10 years. Our aim is to keep prices affordable.

We ensure all essentials like money, food and phones are sorted out the day of arrival.

We brief our clients over and over on several issues prior to arriving in South Africa. We repeat that on arrival.

We arrange discounts for our clients for activities, trips or car rentals.

We have our own well-equipped housing in student neighborhoods – also far cheaper than the average Cape Town accommodation. We have our own cleaning staff to maintain good standards.

We pick all our clients up personally. We do not send driver’s or taxi’s to do that on our behalf.

We personally take our clients to work on the first day.

We arrange visits for universities when they are in South Africa and invite them to stay with us while here.

We have safety and security policies in placed which are based on real experiences in the past.

We report on problems where necessary.

We monitor progress.

We will ensure we satisfy degree and graduate school requirements.

Our students will get their letters of confirmation and recommendation after their placements.

If a student has to do a specific number of clinical hours, we ensure that is adhered to.

The levels of our internships will be suited to the schools/universities we work with.

Our students make a difference where they work. There are some who have done exceptionally well in their careers and plenty of reason to boast with their achievements.

We remain in touch afterwards to follow the progress of our XChangeler students, wish them when they graduate, get engaged, get married on birthdays or achieve something great – like many have done.