Jessica participated in a counseling & psychology internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018.”When looking for summer plans after my second year of college, I was drawn to Africa; the culture, the language, I knew it would be very different from my home and other places I’ve travelled. I found VACorps and that’s how I found Cape Town. It didn’t take much research about Cape Town and South Africa as a whole for me to want to come. The access to a great internship was just an added bonus. As I’ve been here, on my month long journey, I have grown in so many ways. My confidence, my independence and of course my sense of adventure have all grown. At my internship, I’ve had to learn to communicate with people from a different culture that often didn’t speak my own language. I learned the power of communicating through gestures and body language and how important those things are even when talking in English.

“For anyone with a sense of adventure and a passion for traveling, I would recommend Cape Town and I would recommend VACorps because it’s more than just traveling, you’re making an impact while you’re here.”

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Andy L – Manila, Philippines (2019)

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Oliver Nielson- Copenhagen, Denmark (2019)

Oliver is studying towards his Bachelors Degree in International Business at the University of Copenhagen. He joined the VACorps Program in June 2019 and interned at a Technology Incubator.  "I chose to come to [...]

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Sophia (Rocca) Caputo-New York, USA (2019)

Sophia is studying a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Mercy College NYC. She joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an internship at a tech incubator.  "Moving to South [...]

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