"Studying abroad in Cape Town was the best thing I have ever done. As clichéd as that sounds, moving to a country where you don’t know a single soul and making a life for yourself urges personal growth and new perspectives of the world. Isabella and Shannon, I cannot put into words how much I appreciated your happy spirits and motherly affection. I felt very safe knowing I had IDACA looking after me. Until we meet again, I’ll definitely be back, take care". [Ekshika UCSB December 2018] "My time in South Africa with IDACA was incredible. I had so many fun and educational experiences, both on and off campus. Isabella, Shannon and the rest of the team took unbelievable care of us and organized a bunch of really interesting events where we all bonded and grew together. We had a great group of students and I couldn’t have asked for a better overall experience. Thanks so much for everything!" [Sam UC SB December 2017] "Cape Town was the most remarkable experience of my life. I learned so much about myself and even more about the world. My classes were engaging and insightful and the people I met were amongst the friendliest and most inviting group. This is the most beautiful city I have ever been to, vibrant and friendly and I’m more than lucky to have called it home for 4 months. I’ll definitely be back and hope to call it 'home' later in life. It was more than I could ever have imagined in a study abroad experience." [Annie (UCSB) December 2017] I’ll now forever carry around a piece of South Africa and incredible experience this semester has been. I can’t tell you how much you have made this place feel like home. Thank you for welcoming us with open arms. [First Semester 2017 Sheila UCB] "I truly don’t know how to thank you for all the kindness and hospitality you have shown me on my trip to Cape Town. Although my time here was short, it was an invaluable experience. I was very nervous to travel to a new country by myself, so it meant a lot that you two helped me to feel comfortable and welcome from day 1. Thanks to you I have made life-long friends and will definitely be returning to Cape Town in the future". [Shannon UCSB August 2018]