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Cape Studies unveils new initiatives and partnerships

South Africa-based ELT provider Cape Studies has announced a range of new initiatives, including the launch of a pilot high school programme and an alliance with Sister Cities International - Miami Dade County.

From 2018, Cape Studies will be offering a high school programme initially for German students in collaboration with Germany-based agency Travelworks.

 

The courses will run at Hermanus and Sunningdale Generation Schools, which Cape Studies said provided an educational model based on the Montessori philosophy.

 

Jens von Wichtingen, Director of Cape Studies, told StudyTravel Magazine that the school was testing the market with initial launch, and that the offer may expand to other nationalities from the following year.

 

Meanwhile, Cape Studies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sister Cities International - Miami Dade County to extend the relationship between the two and to promote Cape Studies among the worldwide members of the organisation.

 

Jens said, "Cape Studies has always been involved in its community; seeing that we are in the educational sector, we believe we are in a fortunate position to make a difference and promote further growth and development in a sector we know very well."

 

Carolina Rendeiro, Miami Dade County Executive Board Member, said, "Cape Studies brings the world to Cape Town; it was a phenomenal experience to see their programme in action with students from 14 countries. Sister city relationships offer the flexibility to form connections between communities, through business, culture and education that are mutually beneficial and which address issues that are most relevant for partners. I look forward to building a stronger relationship with Cape Studies programme and our Sister Cities with Cape Town."

 

In a separate development, Cape Studies also recently collaborated with UStudy Global from Israel in running international university roadshows visiting high schools in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

 

As part of the agreement, Cape Studies will represent UStudy Global in South Africa, providing information and assistance with visa applications for South African students interested in studying overseas.

 

 

By Matthew Knott

News Editor