Join our Human Rights Programme

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Would you like to join our Human Rights Programme in South Africa?

The Human Rights is part - an important part - of our global organisation,
Projects Abroad.

If you would like to join the Human Rights Programme, please click on the Apply Now link, and you will come straight through to the Application Form.

Since the Application Form is for all Projects Abroad projects, we have selected "South Africa" as your destination and "Human Rights" as your project when you get to the relevant questions.

To find out more about Projects Abroad in general, please click on the Projects Abroad link, and you will come through to our main Home Page. If you would like more information about the application process, please read the rest of this page.


How to apply online with Projects Abroad

Complete the application form as fully as possible. While it is useful for us to have your passport number and referee details they are not immediately crucial to start processing your application.

Please ring us on +44 (0)1903 708300 (UK), +1 888 839-3535 (US), +49 (0)30 44 38 33 03 (Germany), +33 (0)476 57 18 19 (France) or +31 (0) 786131356 (Netherlands), +45 (0) 4240 9020 (Denmark) or email us if there's anything you would like to discuss. Our basic package includes food, accommodation, insurance and the support of our staff at home and at your destination.

A deposit of £295, €295 or $295 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment. If you'd prefer not to apply online you can also apply through our brochure or over the phone.


MyProjectsAbroad is our online system, which allows you to log on to your own dedicated web page. Here we'll keep you up to date with the organisation of your placement. We'll send you regular e-mail updates to tell you when there's something new on your page. If you don't have an e-mail address or easy access to the Internet, or just prefer to have hard copies sent to you don't worry; we still send information by post on request.

What happens next?

Within fifteen working days we expect to write to welcome you formally on to our programme. At this point we will send you your MyProjectsAbroad login name, password and instructions by email. You can use these to access the following information on your own dedicated web-page:

  • General information about your destination, along with information about Projects Abroad staff, offices etc
  • Information about your insurance cover
  • An invoice for the balance of our fee, payable three months before departure (or by return, if there are less than three months to go)
  • Our formal terms and conditions
  • A 'Top Tip for Travellers' booklet about preparing for travelling.

Visa information and travel information, if they apply to you, will also be uploaded on to your dedicated site, or sent to you, usually between one and four months before your departure. This time-frame depends on airlines, embassies etc.

About a month before your departure, we will upload or send you full information about your particular placement.

Amendments and Cancellations

If personal, academic or other circumstances turn out to make travel impossible at the time planned, placements can normally be deferred without cost or for a minimal charge. Please call us to discuss your situation.

Amendments or cancellations must be notified in writing. Unfortunately, charges for these are unavoidable. The charge for amendments ranges from £35 to £95 plus the amount charged to Projects Abroad by third parties. Cancellation charges depend on how far in advance of your originally preferred departure date we have been informed in writing:

  • Notice of 3 months or more - £65
  • Notice of 2-3 months - One third of total cost
  • Notice of 1-2 months - Two thirds of total cost
  • Notice of less than 1 month - No refund.

Please note that if you have made your final payment, cancellation insurance will be available in defined circumstances.

Please remember - we're not responsible for everything

If you choose to take part in one of our programmes, we cannot allow for every eventuality. You will be choosing to travel far a field to places that can be both exotic and unpredictable. Lifestyles and conditions will be different from those you are used to - not necessarily worse but different. Please be prepared to cope with the unexpected, with local customs and shortages; with the vagaries of weather, travel and mankind in general. Common sense and good humour will see you through most things.

Projects Abroad is the trading name of Teaching Abroad Ltd (registered in England no 0-2478906) and Teaching Abroad Travel Ltd (registered in England no 0-3746636).

Thank you for deciding to apply!