RiTara Williams
RiTara Williams
South Africa 2014 - 2015
My name is RiTara Williams and I will be working at an internship in Cape Town, South Africa. I will be working with African Impact and The Happy Africa Foundation. Read More About RiTara →

Belmont Abroad

I waited a bit to write this blog because I didn’t have much that was blog worthy in the past couple of weeks.

This past Friday I met up with the study abroad group from Belmont and spent the day with them! I didn’t think any group could be better than my own but this group was amazing! Meeting up with them, I wouldn’t have know that they had only been together for a week so far! They were worked well as a group and I didn’t see any cliques that had formed (which is usually what happens in a large group of people).

We started the day up at Red Hill (which brought back so many memories about my group and falling in love with that place). Team Belmont jumped right into leading class activities and assisting the teachers with their day! Our awesome African Impact groups leader laid out the plan for the day but Belmont put their twist on the days activities! It was only their second day in the community but you wouldn’t have known that by the ease at which they operated themselves with the kids!

After a morning of kids and activities, we headed over to Kalk Bay for some indescribable fish and chips! I LOVE fish and chips and this place takes the cake for the best in Cape Town (in my opinion). We then had a treat of soft serve as we watched some seals playing in the water. A cheeky booger sneaked up behind us and I am convinced he was trying to push us in the water but we all fled to safety!

After my first game of “Cards Against Humanity”, we were off to the Cape Malay cooking class! Being one of my favorite activities from my trip, I was beyond excited to go again. We cooked basically the same food as my last class but it was still fun to do again. Once again, team Belmont worked as a well oiled machine!

To further the group’s cultural experience we painted the red... and blue on Long Street! Fun is always to be had when you can ditch the teachers and dive head first into a city’s night life! Having been on the China study abroad trip, I know how crazy students can get on a night out but this group, once again, impressed me with their ability to keep things “Belmont Approved”.

I ended up having an amazing day with a group of amazing people! I hope to see them when I give my Lumos Presentation on campus in the Fall!

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