October Students – Introduction

Student Programme

HESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 35 years the opportunity to experience the Centre in an intensive and hands-on 21-day programme.

It is divided into three main sections: Participation, Conservation and Sight Seeing.

The main focus of the programme is on the cheetah, and throughout their stay participants are involved in the everyday care of these magnificent animals. This includes cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting with or observing any veterinary activities that may occur during their stay. These same activities also apply to other species being cared for at the Centre. Click here to read more.

New Intake: 13th October – 2nd November 2010

Katja Saermark

I’m Katja and I come from Denmark.  I have just turned 20 and this is my second gap year before I start university next year, where I will study veterinary medicine. My big passion is animals. This is my second time in South Africa, and after being here the first time, I just knew I had to come back. The whole wildlife experience fascinated me, so I’m looking forward to the next 3 weeks.

Varun Gupta

Hi I’m Varun, I am 17 years old and I come from India. I graduated school this summer, and decided to take a gap year.  I have always had a love for nature, and that’s why I decided to come here. I believe what happens here is brilliant and I wish to get the same thing going in India.