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:

Gap year internship in South Africa: Maya Basak

VACorps is a popular program for gap year travelers who seek professional internship experience yet also desire an immersive cultural adventure in South Africa. Our program is ideal for a gap year student who [...]

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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Jordan Young – Tazmania (2020)

Jordan (pictured on the left) is studying a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Tasmania. She joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in a finance internship.  "I chose to undertake [...]

Vongai T – Illinois, USA (2019)

Vongai is studying public health at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.  She joined the VACorps program in 2019, where she participated in a medical internship in the unique and beautiful country of Zimbabwe.  [...]

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