Janna is studying a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and health studies at Dickenson College. She joined the VACorps program in May 2018 and participated in a public health internship at an NGO that specializes in medical research and implementation

“I absolutely loved my time in Cape Town as a VACorps intern and I would do it over again in a heartbeat! While I was in Cape Town I completed a Public Health internship where I got to see and work on behind the scenes logistics of tuberculosis research and intervention program. I learned so much from the work I did and from my co-workers. One of the highlights of my internship was the networking opportunities that came with informational interviews with my co-workers. They answered a lot of questions about grad school degrees, internships, how to be successful in this field, and future people that I can contact both in South Africa and internationally. When I wasn’t at work, I could often be found on one of the many breathtaking hikes surrounding Cape Town, surfing, enjoying a warm cup of coffee, and catching sunsets with my friends. I am so grateful for all the support that the VACorps staff offered me during my time here including the weekly activities, the meal plan and always having VACorps staff available to talk. Interning abroad with VACorps was an amazing opportunity and exploring South Africa was unforgettable. I could not have asked for a better summer!”

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Marius Duffy, Caen, France (2021)

Marius joined the VACorps Program in June 2021 and participated in an internship at a short-term housing rental company.  "I am really thankful for being part of this program. I enjoyed every moment in [...]

Jude Tedder, Tennessee, USA 2021)

Jude recently completed her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Tennessee.  She joined the VACorps program in June 2021 and participated in an internship at a refugee center [...]

Robert Stark, Georgia, USA (2021)

Robert is a pre-med student at the University of Georgia.  He joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in a medical internship at a local Cape Town clinic.  Cape Town has been [...]

Yazan Badarny, Tel Aviv, Israel (2021)

Yazan is a Computer Science and Management Studies graduate from Tel Aviv University. He joined the VACorps Program in January 2021 and did an internship at a tech startup. "I was looking for a [...]

Grant Kuppenheimer, Colorado, USA (2021)

Grant joined the VACorps program in May 2021 as part of his gap year and participated in an education internship where he taught at a local school.  He will be attending Queen’s University Ontario, [...]

Graham Tulowitzky, Georgia, USA (2021)

Graham joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in a medical internship at a clinic in  one of Cape Town's townships. He is a pre-med student at the University of Georgia.   "I [...]

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