Julia participated in a film & photography internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2017.

“Oh gosh this is tough goodbye…Never before have I experienced such amazing energy from a single place and its people. Cape Town has totally blown me away (literally). One of the many wonderful VACorps interns I’ve met on my adventure once told me her theory of the “Mother City” energy: When the waves and the wind crash into the mountains of Cape Town, energy showers over the city and the people. It’s totally got to be why everyone here is so happy and enthusiastic.

“I’m going to miss this place so much. I’ve learned a lot over the last three months in Cape Town and within my internship. I loved working alongside my mentor, Jenny Altschuler. She is a wonderful artist that helped me develop my body of work and myself through painting, sculpture, and photography. What began as a photography internship grew into an amazing artist residency that ended with the launching of my brand new professional website and two Cape Town exhibitions of my work. I could not have anticipated anything greater than this and this experience completely surpassed any expectations I may have had.

“To all those that are wondering whether they should take the leap and chose VAC; absolutely a thousand times YES you must. You will find an amazing group of supportive, adventurous people that will encourage you to go crazy and have fun in this wonderful Mother City. Nothing will help you be you more than living here in Cape Town. Ill miss you all!”

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Meet past participants:

Monisha Roychoudhury – Illinois, USA (2020)

Monisha is studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.  She joined the VACorps Program in January 2020  participated in a Film and Broadcast [...]

Fetcher Renken – Tennessee, USA (2020)

Fletcher joined the VACorps program in January 2020, as part of his gap year, and participated in a film and photography internship. "When I was starting the process of planning my gap year, there [...]

Grace Coolidge – New York (2020)

Grace joined the VACorps program in January 2020 as part of her gap year and participated in a film internship.  She will begin her undergraduate studies at Harvard in the fall of 2020. "My [...]

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