I went to one of the best girls schools in South Africa (Wynberg Girls’ High School). In my final year of high school I was awarded a bursary. Unfortunately it was withdrawn at the last minute due to the institution having financial problems. I had no other choice but to take a GAP year. During this time I waitressed and helped my parents with their tourism business Seascape Tours. I got to meet some wonderful people from all around the world, that I am still friends with now.
The following year I knew I had been bitten by the tourism bug, I decided to do my NQF Level 4 Tourism Guiding Course. I did the course through the Livingstone Tourism Academy . This was a great experience I had the privilege of being taught by Wally Brandt, one of the best tour guides around.
In my spare time I am coach to two outdoor netball teams at Kommetjie Primary School. And if I’m not coaching netball I am playing Action Netball at Claremont and Montague Action Arenas. This year I was fortunate enough to make the Western Province Under 23 team. This was a great honour considering I had only been playing Action Netball for 1 year.
One day after netball coaching a mom of one of the girls I coach came up to me and suggested I apply for Emirates Airline. She had done it in her twenties and thought I was a perfect candidate. I thought the idea of it all was fantastic but I knew it was impossible. 6 Months later I decided to try my luck. And after waiting a month and one day I received my GOLDEN CALL….
And now my life begins……
UPDATE – October 2014
I have graduated and recently completed my 1 year refresher and recurrent course. I have also started my studies again through UNISA (University of South Africa). Juggling the traveling and student lifestyle is a challenge but it is possible! At the moment I’m looking into converting my South African driving license and buying a car to get around Dubai with.
UPDATE – September 2016
I have signed my second 3 year contract with Emirates Airline. I have renewed my UAE visa also for another 3 years. And I am happy to say that next month I have my US visa interview which will allow me to visit all the American destination.
If you would like to follow my journey you can also find me on Instagram – meagan_cummins