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Rating of  Average of 9.25 on a total of 36 Ratings
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Travel and Environmental Journalist

I enjoyed the program and the syllabus. It was a great opportunity to travel the Garden Route, improve my writing and get published. Rouxne, the instructor, was a great editor and a guide to this part of South(...)

Steven Lang
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Environmental Journalism
March 3, 2020
Travel and environmental journalism

I chose to do the internship as part of my work experience for uni. The staff were really helpful beforehand and I was confident with what was expected of me. They checked what I wanted to get out of the program(...)

Rebecca Toogood
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Environmental Journalism
March 3, 2020
*CLICK BAIT* Totally real! Not a scam!

If you're looking to broaden your career horizons or just experience a completely unique adventure ... Africa Media is the perfect program! Sounding like a cheesy 90s commercial but for reals, the Journalism(...)

Michelle Fan
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Environmental Journalism
March 3, 2020
The underwater photography internship is amazing!

Fiona is very knowledgeable, professional and has the patience of an angel. She genuinely wants you to excel as a student and takes your personal level and goals into consideration. I came as an amateur(...)

Felicia Sutjahjo
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Underwater Photography
December 12, 2019
Internship in wildlife and travel photography

I really didn't know what to expect by such an incredible program presentation. When I first arrived at the house I had a warm welcoming by group and staff, the place was so beautifully immersed in the nature of(...)

Marco Battaglia
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Wildlife Photography
December 10, 2019
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 close(...)

Joanne Mellon
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Wildlife Filmmaking
October 23, 2019
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(...)

Lucy Hopton
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Wildlife Photography
May 15, 2019
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(...)

Kyra Kalageorgi
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Underwater Photography
May 15, 2019
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 like I(...)

Jacob Schwebach
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Environmental Journalism
May 15, 2019
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. Our(...)

Elaine Smith
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Wildlife Photography
May 14, 2019
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 is ok(...)

Miguel Mercado
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Underwater Photography
May 14, 2019
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. I felt(...)

Rachel Price
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Underwater Photography
May 14, 2019
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.

Helder Gomes
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Wildlife Filmmaking
May 13, 2019
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 studies.(...)

Michael Hewitt
Best experience of my life!
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Wildlife Filmmaking
May 13, 2019
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 with(...)

Kyle Williamson
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Wildlife Photography
February 24, 2019
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 care(...)

Jessica Furlong
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Wildlife Photography
October 29, 2018
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. Some(...)

Charli May
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Wildlife Filmmaking
August 24, 2018
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 before(...)

Haleigh Hume
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Wildlife Photography
August 12, 2018
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.  Anyone(...)

Mulenga Chimumbwa
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Wildlife Filmmaking
August 6, 2018
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(...)

Jack Austin
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Underwater Photography
August 5, 2018
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 the(...)

Amanda Kowalski
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Underwater Photography
March 21, 2018
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 instructor(...)

Amy Moss
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Environmental Journalism
January 2, 2018
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 was such(...)

Katie Duval
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Wildlife Filmmaking
November 13, 2017
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 learn(...)

Sophie Roselt
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Underwater Photography
October 4, 2017
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 was(...)

Omar Manjouneh
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Wildlife Filmmaking
August 15, 2017
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 the(...)

Kaelyn Maehara
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Wildlife Filmmaking
August 5, 2017
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 wanted to(...)

Ryan Eddowes
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Wildlife Filmmaking
July 7, 2017
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 desk job(...)

Samantah Oh
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Wildlife Photography
June 29, 2017
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 underwater(...)

Shawn Tan
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Underwater Photography
June 21, 2017
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 offer. I(...)

Claire Grant
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Wildlife Filmmaking
October 5, 2016
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

Colton Cross
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Underwater Photography
September 26, 2016
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 unbelievable(...)

Julia de Broek
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Wildlife Filmmaking
September 23, 2016
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 write(...)

Libby Leyden
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Environmental Journalism
July 17, 2016
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 two(...)

Francesca Trotman
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Underwater Photography
August 11, 2014
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(...)

Abby Volkman
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Environmental Journalism
June 19, 2014
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 – so I(...)

Matt Nelson
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Wildlife Photography
June 20, 2013

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