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Hannah Gardner – Winchester, Tennessee USA (2017)

Hannah participated in a marketing internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2017. "I'm not going to lie, my first few days in Cape Town were a bit of culture shock. I was a little overwhelmed and didn't know where I was safe and what I was supposed to do. Now that I am leaving after three months, I feel stupid for ever feeling like that. It was harder than expected to adjust to the [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Dan Brower

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this interview, Dan Brower checks in with us from Los Angeles, where he is working at the famous talent agency, Creative Artists Agency. He helps organize music tours for some of the world's most famous electronic music artists and [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Emily Gillespie

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Emily Gillespie (’09) checks in with us from Vancouver, Washington, USA where she works as a Breaking News Reporter at The Columbian. She has also worked as a crime reporter at The Statesman Journal in Salem, [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|VACorps Alumni|

Oh the places you’ll go: Andrew Zaleski

  Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Andrew Zaleski (’09) checks in from Washington, DC, where he currently works as a freelance journalist. Andrew's writing has appeared in numerous national publications and you might already be familiar with his name because many of [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|VACorps Alumni|

Oh the places you’ll go: Mindy Spyker

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Mindy Spyker ('12), explains that her internship in Cape Town altered the trajectory of her current career path. She is currently working for the International Livestock Research Institute in Tanzania and Kenya through a fellowship with [...]

Celebrating Heritage Day 2016 in Delft

Hierdie ding doen ons saam - this thing we do together. Last Saturday we celebrated Heritage Day, a public holiday in South Africa. For many of the interns, this was the first time celebrating such a day, so just to explain a bit more about what it actually means, here's a small history lesson. Every 24th of September South Africa celebrates Heritage Day or - as others call it - National Braai (BBQ) Day. This [...]

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Rob Weidner

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Rob Weidner ('12), checks in with us from—surprise— the Mother City! While many alumni declare that they will return to Cape Town, few actually make it back to the city. Rob is the exception to this rule, [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|VACorps Alumni|
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