Dear students and parents,
Welcome to the GROW Abroad family!
We pride ourselves in being adaptable and able to meet each student’s individual needs. This is made possible through our holistic and personal approach consistently backed by the highest levels of quality and integrity.
Our dedicated team is excited to meet you. We are looking forward to learning about you, and we are committed to GROW’ing with you in creating memorable experiences.
Our values are
HIGH SCHOOL IN
Take the chance to experience life as a local high school student in South Africa for anything from 3 months to a year.
Take the opportunity to immerse yourself into a new culture and attend a local high school while living with a host family.
Open your door to the world! Join our host family community and allow a student from abroad to experience a unique way of life.
Hundreds of students choose GROW Abroad because we
"My dream was always to travel the world and I am so grateful that GROW Abroad has given me this AMAZING opportunity to go on an exchange year to Germany. GROW Abroad is not just working to make this journey of mine successful but they are also building a relationship with me that I will always treasure."
“My exchange experience in Cape Town has been the most intriguing and eye opening experience of my life. I've learned so much, from the culture and way of living in south Africa to becoming more independent and confident in a new environment. I made amazing new friends hopefully for life.”
“One of the previous students my family hosted, knew my passion and encouraged me to pursue venturing overseas. I thought to myself, why not, I am ready for this, my family believes in me and the students that came through our home unknowingly played a part in me venturing overseas. What a dream!”
“Being an exchange student is a unique experience. The way I lived with my host family was completely different then at home in Italy. But I had to adapt and I grew up on a personal level. I had the possibility to live for 6 moths in a new style of live that I’ve brought in my house once I got back.”
“The Netherlands has a very different, but beautiful, landscape than South Africa and it is extremely safe. You will recognise Afrikaans in the Dutch language and the friendly people will welcome you with open arms.”
“Coming to South Africa as an exchange student has changed my life in many ways. I learned about the culture and traditions of this beautiful country, as well as its history. I had the opportunity to visit a lot of amazing places, and enjoy many of the best views I’ve ever seen."
“Going on an exchange year was one of the best things I’ve ever experienced. I completely had to immerse myself into a different culture and see what everyday life was like for people of my age in Germany. I would not have changed my experience in any way!"
“I am really enjoying this experience, everything is really different from Italy but that is the best thing about this exchange period because it allows me to discover a new culture, learn new languages and a different approach to life in general.”