Students helping to move the sableStudents helping to move the Sable Antelope

We welcomed 11 new students to HESC. They arrived on Tuesday, and will all be staying for the whole three-week programme, which runs from 17 July until 6 August 2012. Click here to read more about our student programme.
Here they introduce themselves:
Hi! My name is Jess. I’m 22 years old and have just graduated from University, where I studied Biology. I come from Nottingham, England. I’m starting work in September in Ireland so I decided to come to the HESC to do something exciting with my last summer holiday! It’s an absolutely fantastic place. I can’t believe how many exciting things we’ve already done, and we’ve only been here 2 days! South Africa is a beautiful country, and everyone here is so friendly!
Hi my name is Susanna Bergmann and I’m 24 years old.  I’m from Austria! I’m a vet student and I want to specialise in small animals; however it’s been my long living dream to go to South Africa and experience the wildlife here. So just before finishing my studies I came here to live with and care for the animals.
Hi, my name is Sabrina Blazek and I’m 23 years old.  I’m from Vienna, Austria, where I just finished my studies. I attended the master’s degree programme for tourism management. Between studying and starting to work, I decided to come to South Africa. This trip combines two of my passions – travel and animals.  I’m really looking forward to all the new experiences we’ll have during our time here.

Celine and the sableCeline and the Sable Antelope

Hi, I’m Celine, 32 years old and work for a big international business centres company called REGUS.  I come from Belgium but travel a lot for work most in Europe, countries like France. Belgium, Spain, Italy, Netherlands etc. My mother tongue is French. My passions are music and animals – especially felines. I’ve got already 2 cats at home, which I love. I wanted to spend time with other felines. Like it’s quite complicated and forbidden to have other felines back home, I have decided to come to South Africa to follow this special program. This is like a dream come true, and it’s just magic and fantastic!
Hallo my name is Tom Baley, and I’m from England where I study landscape management. I chose to do this volunteer experience as I like cats a lot and thought it would be fun working with them.
Hi, my name is Stephanie Cartmell and I am 17 years old. I am currently studying Biology, chemistry, physics, maths and critical thinking at the Blackpool Sixth Form College. In September I am applying to study Veterinary Medicine at University. I chose to come here for work experience so I will have a wide range of work placements and so far I have found it very useful.
Hi, my name is Serena Marini.  I am 19 years old and I’m from Atherton, California. I am a second year student at the University of California, Davis, where I am studying design. I also enjoy playing lacrosse and basketball. I signed up for this programme because I love cats and thought it would be a great experience to travel to Africa and work with wild cats in person.
My name is Josie Snow. I’m 20 years old and hail from England.
Hi my name is Kelsey James-Kavanaugh. I’m from the USA. My hometown is Oakland, California. I’m 20 years old, and in my 3rd year at UC Pans studying Wildlife, fish and conservation with a minor in Environmental Policy Analysis. I like cats, my favourite colour is blue, and my favourite flavour of ice cream is mint chip.

Phillip taking on the sable by it's hornsPhillip taking the Sable by it’s horns

I’m Philipp Narten and I’m 25 years old from Germany.  I worked the last 9 years as a learning aid professional. I like the job, but I resigned last year because the company got strange now I get in contact with wild animals.

Roxanne vaccinating the sable antelopeRoxanne vaccinating the Sable Antelope

Hi I’m Roxanne Walker Love Ridge, and I’m from England.
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