Nina joined the VACorps Program in January 2018 as part of her GAP year prior to beginning her studies at Bucknell University.  She participated in a Fashion Journalism Internship at a local Publishing Company.

“I initially chose Cape Town as a place to do an internship because I had never been to Africa and had heard amazing things about South Africa and Cape Town in particular. Everything I experienced lived up to and surpassed my expectations. After staying in Cape Town for three months, I can honestly say I plan on coming back and doing another internship and I’m even considering living there in the future. Interning at a fashion and lifestyle magazine definitely afforded me a lot of opportunities, like going to a horse race, managing social media at fashion shows and walking around the city center taking photos of the best street style. I enjoyed getting the opportunity to build my resume and my body of work with published articles and a multitude of different roles at my internship. I have never been involved in the world of fashion before and seeing and working in it was enjoyable and eye-opening. I made lifelong friends both inside and outside VAC, and I am so grateful for my time in South Africa. I’ll be back soon!”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Ana Martin Gorbe – Madrid, Spain (2019)

Ana (pictured center left) is studying Psychology and UNED. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a counseling and psychology internship at an organization that offers counseling, addictions support and [...]

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Peyton McGovern – Oregon, USA (2019)

Peyton is an aspiring Human Rights Lawyer, currently studying English and Non-Profit Management at Southern Oregon University. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a Refugee and Human Rights Internship [...]

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Keira Harbour – Cornwall, United Kingdom (2019)

Keira is studying Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She joined the VACorps program in June 2019, and participated in the VACorps Human Rights Internship Program.  "My [...]

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Jessica Buss – Edmonton, Canada (2019)

Jessica is studying her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care at MacEwan University.  She joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a social work internship at an NGO that offers trauma [...]

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Simran Chugani – Minnesota, USA (2019)

Simran is studying Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a public health internship at an HIV/AIDS Foundation. "If I had to summarize [...]

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Andy L – Manila, Philippines (2019)

Andy is studying towards her  BSC Business Administration with a minor in Operations Management at Enderun College. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a marketing and business internship at [...]

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