What is it like to be a participant of VACorps?

April 12th, 2017|

Cara spent 9 weeks completing a Human Rights internship with the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town. She says, "The experience was both [...]

January 20th, 2017|

South Africa has been an amazing adventure. From paragliding over Cape Town to wine tasting in Stellenbosch to camping and cliff diving in Cederburg, every [...]

January 20th, 2017|

When you tell people you're going to live in Cape Town for four months there are certain reactions you get that will start to build [...]

January 20th, 2017|

I researched VAC for several months before even applying. I was so nervous about the whole idea of going away to another country alone. I [...]

January 20th, 2017|

My experience in South Africa was incredibly valuable both personally and professionally. My marketing internship with a Cape Town-based non-profit was exactly what I'd hoped [...]

January 20th, 2017|

I cannot honestly say that there was nothing about my internship and internship site that I did not like. My site was an absolutely perfect [...]

January 20th, 2017|

One of the world’s greatest authors, Oscar Wilde, has a quote that I love. He conveys, “Education is an admirable thing. But it is well [...]

January 20th, 2017|

One moment that I will never forget is going on the Garden Route with some great friends. It was great to be able to take [...]

January 20th, 2017|

Cape Town has stolen my heart. The three months I spent here were not nearly enough. However, looking back, I cannot believe how many amazing [...]

October 12th, 2016|

My overall time as a VAC intern will be an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. You learn to [...]

October 6th, 2016|

Being an intern through VAC is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the culture of Cape Town instead of just being a tourist. [...]

September 21st, 2016|

As soon as Bethany arrived in Cape Town, she hit the ground running. She didn't want to waste a single moment, either at her internship [...]

September 15th, 2016|

Since I was in high school, I have always had a desire to go to Africa. After talking to one of my friends who described [...]

July 20th, 2016|

My internship with CCT (City of Cape Town: Westlake Conservation Centre) was a great learning opportunity for me. Being thrown into a fairly large and [...]

July 5th, 2016|

My time in the Mother City is for sure one that I will never forget. I have a new perspective on life and just how [...]

July 5th, 2016|

"The existential act, not the existential word." Working as a therapist in Cape Town has been of tremendous value to my trade. I was always [...]

July 4th, 2016|

I spent 5 weeks in South Africa. Five weeks of which completely exceeded all of my expectations. When I first received my physical therapy placement [...]

November 18th, 2015|

I was extremely lucky to be placed at Maitland Cottage Home to work as a physiotherapist. This was my first experience in pediatrics and I [...]

October 29th, 2015|

Cape Town, South Africa. This is where I spent 3 months having the best time of my life this past summer. On my way to [...]

October 1st, 2015|

It is true when one says that there is no other place in the world like Cape Town. Coming to South Africa I had no [...]

September 16th, 2015|

I came to Cape Town with no expectations, and after spending time here it turned out to be such an amazing internship experience that my [...]

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