September 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: 15th September – 5th October 2010

Loreley Picourt

“I come from Paris, France. I’m 18 years old and I’m studying Environmental Studies at the University of York in the UK. I am enjoying South Africa for the amazing weather. It’s a great experience I’m having at HESC. I loved spending time with the cheetahs and lions on my first day!”

Kinsy Kohls

“I am 23 years old and a junior in college. I am taking a year off to travel and figure out what I want to do. I was studying Liberal Arts, but decided it wasn’t my calling. I love working with animals and that’s how I found my way to the HESC. I live in Idaho in the USA.”

Amber Pope

“I’m 25 years old and I live in Norfolk, which is on the east coast of England. At home I am a veterinary nurse. The practice I work in specialises in exotic species. This is my third visit to South Africa. I am hoping to get more knowledge of the “bush”, and would really like to get some hands-on experience with the animals. I am looking forward to any veterinary work that might take place. I also have special interest in hand-rearing animals.”