Student Testimonials

Here are some of the stories of our interns, students and volunteers. It tells about their time with us and the skills, knowledge and self confidence that they have formed due to their experience here at the Africa Media Academy. Please feel free to contact any of our alumni for direct references.

Abby Volkman
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Environmental Journalism
I really cannot recommend this program enough

I am nibbling on leftovers from last night’s farewell Braai as I ponder my month spent mostly in the Garden Route of South Africa. In the Western Cape, I interviewed game drive rangers, took a few walks to(read more)

Francesca Trotman
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Underwater Photography
I’ve seen humpbacks, whale sharks, mantas, elephants, giraffe and zebra to name a few

Home safe and sound, wishing I was back in guinjata! I really met some amazing people out there and had an incredible experience. I suppose all good things must come to an end but I will be back! These(read more)

Libby Leyden
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Environmental Journalism
All I imagined and more

The Environmental Journalism & Travel Writing Internship was beyond what I could have imagined what it would be. Working alongside Cassie and a field expert I was exposed to a wide variety of topics to(read more)

Colton Cross
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Underwater Photography
It was an awesome experience

It was an awesome experience I met people who will be family to me forever!!! I learned a lot underwater photography and about Braai!! The cultural of South Africa will be brought back to the states !! Love you all

Shawn Tan
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Underwater Photography
Amazing experience!

I spent a month doing the underwater photography internship program, and it was one of the most amazing experiences in my life! The course was taught well, from the basics of handling and care for(read more)

Samantah Oh
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Wildlife Photography
My passion for wildlife photography flourished

I was a wildlife & Adventure Photography intern during this past March and April (2013) months, during which my passion for wildlife and adventure photography truly flourished. Unlike most standard 8-5(read more)

Ryan Eddowes
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Wildlife Filmmaking
An incredible journey into Africa

My name is Ryan and I study Zoology with Herpetology at Bangor University in North Wales in the UK. I love studying the natural world and finding out its secrets. I have known for a long time that I(read more)

Sophie Roselt
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Underwater Photography
Epic

This course is amazing!! The wildlife you're exposed to is crazy, from whales to manta rats and awesome macro critters like seahorses whilst being surrounded in paradise and friendly locals. The amount you(read more)

Katie Duval
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Wildlife Filmmaking
A great experience!!

I was part of the October 2017 film program. Everyone at Africa Media were extremely kind and helpful. We learned about so many important skills, and got to use them in the field while at schotia, which(read more)

Amy Moss
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Environmental Journalism
I got published!

I spent the month of the environmental and travel journalism program last August 2017. The program was everything that I expected and so much more. We only had two students on the program and one(read more)

Amanda Kowalski
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Underwater Photography
Highly recommend the underwater photography course

Loved loved LOVED every second I spent with Africa Media! I was blessed with an incredible group of people, one that I consider family forever, and learned about the South African culture, from braais to(read more)

Jack Austin
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Underwater Photography
An experience of a lifetime

Having the opportunity to spend a month in Mozambique, learning the art of Underwater Photography, was well and truly one of the most inspiring experiences I've ever had. Mentored from Fiona Ayerst, a(read more)

Mulenga Chimumbwa
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Wildlife Filmmaking
It was one of the best moments of my life

My experience with Africa Media was the most amazing experience of a lifetime opportunity.It taught me how much filmmaking is alot of work.
I'll never forget that rhino moment deep down in the bushveld. (read more)

Charli May
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Wildlife Filmmaking
Excellent month in South Africa

I had the best month of my life on the wildlife filmmaking course with Africa Media. We had access to great equipment and were taught how to use it. The 9 days spent on safari at Scotia were incredible.(read more)

Jessica Furlong
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Wildlife Photography
Truly inspiring

In the month I spent as an Africa Media intern, I met and stayed with some of the most amazing people I've ever met. The staff is not only knowledgeable about their craft, they're passionate. They truly(read more)

Kyle Williamson
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Wildlife Photography
Able to travel to some amazing places

In the time I spent with Africa Media I was able to travel to some amazing places, see animals I would never get to see up close, and meet some of the coolest people ever. I truly enjoyed my time there. As(read more)

Michael Hewitt
Best experience of my life!
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Wildlife Filmmaking
WOW

I joined the wildlife filmmaking program in 2018. At the start I was worried that it would be too advanced as I had never filmed wildlife before, although I had worked with cameras during my university(read more)

Helder Gomes
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Wildlife Filmmaking
It was a great experience

I really enjoyed my program as a filmmaker in Africa Media. They are very professional and Kind people. Their team work hard to make you feel confident and to give you all the tools you need to be successful.

Rachel Price
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Underwater Photography
It was a great experience

My month spent in Mozambique was truly one of the best of my life.

The program was well organised and structured, building from foundational skills to more advanced techniques as the weeks went by.(read more)

Miguel Mercado
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Underwater Photography
Underwater photography adventures

Hi, I took my UWP course in Mozambique, the experience is amazing. Theres so much to learn and so much biodiversity to see, that one month is not enough to enjoy that beautiful country. The UWP internship(read more)

Elaine Smith
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Wildlife Photography
Experience of a lifetime

We spent a month last year as interns and throughly enjoyed the program. There was so much to do from hiking and wildlife photography to underwater shark experiences. The staff was great and knowledgeable.(read more)

Jacob Schwebach
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Environmental Journalism
Africa media validated my passion for media and conservation

You may not know how to put it into exact words but you will remember it. It gives me a sense of pride, accomplishment and (dare I say) love as I ease it to the forefront of my memory. If you are at all(read more)

Kyra Kalageorgi
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Underwater Photography
scuba diving isn’t just a sport– it’s a lifestyle

I’ve realized that every time I travel to an unfamiliar location, my perspective of the world warps and changes.  Africa, the Underwater Photography Internship led by Fiona Ayerst with the help of Shalini(read more)

Matt Nelson
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Wildlife Photography
more different kinds of wildlife than I’d ever seen in my life!

I was not sure entirely what to expect when I first went to South Africa for my photography internship in July 2012. The description mentioned great whites – of which I had a particular phobia at the time(read more)

Lucy Hopton
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Wildlife Photography
I experienced everything under the African sun

The beginning of my journey, flying solo to Mossel Bay from Australia, was nerve-wrecking to say the least. Luckily, from the moment I touched down in Africa, I knew I was set for an amazing month. We(read more)

Kaelyn Maehara
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Wildlife Filmmaking
So many awesome memories

I throughly enjoyed my internship with Africa Media. It gave me more confidence in my filmmaking abilities, so many awesome memories, and friends that will last a lifetime. Getting to spend 10 days in(read more)

Julia de Broek
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Wildlife Filmmaking
Course is truly amazing

The Africa Media Wildlife Filmmaking Course is truly amazing. I learned more about filming wildlife and creating stories then I thought I would. I also visited some amazing places and seen some(read more)

Haleigh Hume
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Wildlife Photography
Best experience of my life

I participated in the Wildlife and adventure photography internship during June this year (2014) with Africa Media, and can honestly say I had the best experience of my life. With apprehension and fear(read more)

Omar Manjouneh
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Wildlife Filmmaking
Confidence to be a wildlife filmmaker

My internships was by far one of the most amazing experiences I was fortunate to come across through my career. Coming from a traditional filmmaking background, having studied film directing for 4 years, I(read more)

Claire Grant
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Wildlife Filmmaking
intern June 2019

I really enjoyed this program and was able to get a quality short film out of it as well. I thought there was a nice variety of activities offered and I believe I got a good idea of what Africa has to(read more)

Joanne Mellon
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Wildlife Filmmaking
Amazing Experience!

Such an amazing experience and learned a lot in a short space of time on the film program. The team who run the program are fantastic and make sure that everything runs smoothly. A real privilege to get so(read more)

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