Nicolet, pictured above at center, participated in a broadcast journalism internship at a local television station in Cape Town.

“I chose Cape Town as the place to intern abroad because it is the perfect blend of aesthetically beautiful, historically rich, and culturally diverse. I most loved the people I met in Cape Town while interning here. My internship helped me grow professionally by allowing me to learn new skills and sharpen the ones I already have so I can move forward with confidence. Personally, it allowed me to work closely with people of an entirely different background and allowed me to learn about many different walks of life.

“I will never forget my very first feature I produced from beginning to end all on my own (it was exhilarating sitting in the control room watching it play out!). I have been here for exactly 90 days and am not ready to leave! I most loved the mindset Capetonians have about life, it really allowed me to sit back and reflect on what I find most important to me. I would absolutely recommend VACorps to others, it facilitated a job in the exact field I aspire to be in which I otherwise may not have found. While I did not go to many of the functions offered by VACorps because I was often too busy at my internship site, it was comforting knowing that if anything happened I had that support system behind me despite being so far from home.”

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