“I have always been intrigued by South African culture, which is why I chose to come Cape Town for my internship. I loved learning about the country’s history and enjoyed connecting with the clients at my internship site. The people in Cape Town are incredibly kind and welcoming, and they make you feel like you are part of their family. I know, without a doubt, this experience will help propel me forward both professionally and personally. My work in Cape Town is applicable to many jobs that I will be applying for in the future, and I have grown so much as a person in the process. I came to Cape Town for 2 and a half months, and although I experienced some homesickness, a piece of my heart will always be left in the beautiful country of South Africa.

“I recommend that everyone visit South Africa at some point in their lives – you will NOT regret it! I was nervous and scared to come here, but I am so glad I did. I wouldn’t change the experience I had for the world! And, special thanks to the VACorps staff who helped me through everything. They are some of the most kind and generous people you will ever meet.”

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Paidi Shi – Chengdu, China (2018)

Paidi, a student at Cornell University, interned at an NGO called Future Females. Paidi had this to say about her experience in South Africa with Future Females and VACorps: 1. Why did you choose Cape [...]

  • Tobais Woxholtt reflects upon his time in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tobias Woxholtt – Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2012 I travelled around the world reaching several different fascinating destinations and people. I came to South Africa, but never reached Cape Town. I found this frustrating because on my adventures I met so [...]

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Elias El Ayoubi – Marseille, France

Giving me the opportunity to work in an investment bank in your country was a big challenge for me. I had to deal with the specific bank vocabulary and the barrier languages as much as [...]

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