University of Cape Town, South Africa
Hi there! My name is Catherine Vaught, and I am majoring in Journalism and minoring in Management at the University of Minnesota (Ski-U-Mah!). For the next five months, I will be trading in snow for sunshine to study at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. I am passionate about staying active, eating healthy, and spending time outdoors. I can’t wait to hike Table Mountain, meet new people, and get out of the country for the first time. Cheers to new adventure!
At the beginning of April, I was lucky enough to go on a 9-day spring break trip to Mozambique and Kruger National Park. Let me tell you, the hours and hours of flying and driving were worth every minute. Just when I thought the beaches in Cape Town were… More
Let me tell you, I’ve never been in a city quite like Cape Town. From the ocean to mountains to nightlife, it’s truly an unmatched experience (sorry Minneapolis!). These are all wonderful things, but a not-so-wonderful thing is the wealth disparity in… More
I still wake up every morning and think to myself, “I can’t believe I’m in Africa.” The view from my bedroom window could easily be mistaken for Florida with its towering palm trees and hibiscus flowers. But step outside the gate of our historic house… More
Believe it or not, I am the third member of my family to study abroad in South Africa. It’s probably a pretty cool place to travel, right? I figure, both my brother and sister can’t be lying when they say this country changed their lives. So, I figured… More