The place to be: Mauritius
Mauritius has served as a model for the creation of heaven. The famous quote from Mark Twain's travel record 'Following the Equator' is indeed taken out of context, but nevertheless, countless people repeat this phrase from their heart and soul. Those who have seen the heavenly landscape of the island and the hospitality of its people understand exactly what it means. Come to Mauritius and experience this island for yourself during an internship abroad, where you get the chance to live in heaven on earth.
Is Mauritius heaven on earth? The model for paradise? It certainly has one impressive natures cape. Few other places on earth have so many great postcard motifs as Mauritius. In addition to lush green sugarcane plantations, you find fantastically beautiful beaches. And what could be better than a barefoot walk along the light beige, sandy beach, pausing now and then to enjoy the view or a quick dip in the shimmering turquoise sea? In Mauritius you will find many picturesque, secluded coves, where you can relax in peace, under the shade of palm trees during your free time.
Mauritius is more than just the beach and sea. The island is of volcanic origin and therefore you also find a rocky coastline and rugged mountainous landscapes. Between the rugged outcroppings and old lava formations there are many rivers and some lakes.
In one of his books, Oscar Wilde wrote about how there are plenty temptations in Mauritius. Whatever he may have truly meant by this quote, we use it to refer to its inviting nature. Once you have visited the waterfalls you can continue directly to the 7 Colored Earths. Yes, exactly, 7 colors of earth. Not far from Chamarel, a very nice place to visit, you will find the land of color. This land with a moonscape feel shines in 7 different colors. An absolute natural phenomenon!
And then there are the culinary temptations that grow in abundance in the mountains of Mauritius. Here you will find numerous exotic fruits such as mango, papaya or jackfruit. Along with plantations of sugarcane, tea and vanilla. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to give into temptations – who knows when you will be back?!
You should definitely venture out on a trip to the interior parts of the island. In the southwest corner of Mauritius, experience the forested mountains that will impress you with their mysterious charm. This large forest area is part of the Black River Gorges National Park. Since it is one of the rarest forests in the world, in 1994 it was declared a particularly sensitive National Park. Here you can admire the unique flora and fauna of Mauritius. In this area alone there are more than 350 different native plant and animal species. Enjoy the colorful parakeets and parrots, majestic falcon, cheeky macaques and colorful butterflies. Climb to the highest point on the island and you are guaranteed spectacular views over the park and coastal areas. Here you can also find the sightseeing highlight of the island: The waterfalls of Plaine Champagne.
Top Attractions in Mauritius:
- Flic en Flac, Tamarin, Le Morne, Belle Mare, Blue Bay: The most beautiful sandy beaches on the island.
- The Black River Gorges National Park: Gorgeous rocky landscapes, cascading waterfalls and green forests.
- Chamarel: The Land of Color, shimmering in seven different color variations.
- Curepipe: The volcano in the center of the island is 650 meters high and offers a great view over the island.
- La Vanille Crocodile Park: The zoo is beautifully landscaped and is home to more than just crocodiles.
- Chamarel Parc Adventure: Hover in the high ropes course in the treetops of the tropical forest.
- Adventure Tours: quad biking, helicopter tours, paragliding, mountain biking, surfing, hiking, diving, catamaran tours, deep sea fishing, swimming with dolphins
Your Internship Destination
Before signing up for your internship, you may want to know exactly where you're going to live. Our local partner has put together various internship opportunities in the most popular and busiest cities in Mauritius. You will find everything you need in these cities. You can shop at grocery stores or markets, you'll find banks, pharmacies and good medical care. Having these accessible makes your stay easier, so you have more time to enjoy your life to the fullest. Right outside your doorstep are opportunities to fill your day. You can take up one of the many water sports or indulge in one of the local spas. In addition, these placement cities are a perfect starting point for all leisure activities in the surrounding areas. You can easily take trips to the hot spots of the island. Then in the evening, throw yourself into the bustling nightlife in one of the trendy bars or clubs of YOUR city.