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:

Sofia Cagliero, Milan, Italy (2021)

Sofia (pictured far right) joined the VACorps program in January 2021 and participated in a business start-up internship as part of her gap year.  She will begin her studies at Harvard in September 2021.  [...]

Luke B, New York, USA (2021)

Luke (pictured on the right) joined the VACorps program as part of his GAP year where he participated in an internship at a small tourism company in Cape Town. Luke will begin his studies [...]

Atabong Wilfred, Cameroon (2021)

Atabong has completed his LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the European University Viadrina Frankfurt. He joined the VACorps program in February 2021 and participated in a human rights law internship [...]

Jared Casper, New York, USA (2021)

Jared (pictured on the right) joined the VACorps program in January 2021 as part of his gap year and participated in an internship at an NGO that provides support, education, and integration services to [...]

Isabel Sweeney, Connecticut, USA (2021)

Isabel joined the VACorps program in January 2021 as part of her gap year, and participated in a film and media internship at a community television station in Cape Town.  She will begin her [...]

Julianna Berman, New Jersey, USA (2021)

Julianna (pictured second from the right) joined the VACorps program as part of her GAP year in January 2021.  She did her internship at an NGO that promotes human rights and youth empowerment.  Julianna [...]

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