International Culture and Career Exchange
ICCE (International Culture and Career Exchange) has been facilitating the J-1 Cultural Exchange Programs since 2005, becoming one of the strongest and most successful placement agencies in the United States. In 2012, ICCE has begun to broaden their horizons and offer new cultural exchange opportunities including English teaching programs in South Korea and a variety of amazing volunteer opportunities in South Africa and Namibia.
South Africa is a country with abundant natural resources, a first-world infrastructure, and spectacular scenery. It is a country of fascinating people, rich in culture and history. At the same time, it is a country where, for poor communities, daily life can be a struggle, and animals and their habitats are sometimes endangered. Many non-governmental organizations throughout South Africa are making an important contribution by helping the poor and and helping to protect animals and natural resources. Without local and international volunteers, they would not be able to deliver.
South Africa is a nation of over 49 million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs. South Africa is a parliamentary democracy and is in many ways a developed country, although much of its population lives in poverty. All major urban areas have modern world-class hotels and tourist facilities. Food and water are generally safe, and a wide variety of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals are readily available. The Mediterranean climate in South Africa is mild all year round. As the seasons are reversed in the Southern hemisphere, South Africa is an especially attractive destination from November to March.
Visitors to the country always remark on how warm, friendly and welcoming South Africans are. Most people in South Africa will make you feel right at home. During your time in South Africa you can expect to learn more about yourself and others. There are lots of other volunteers from many different cultures, and you will get to learn from all of them. You will learn more about South African people, their culture, their food and their heritage. One thing that you will definitely notice is the gap between rich and poor: the difference is still vast.