Savannah participated in a medical internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. “I had a couple of friends back home who had previously participated in the VACorps program and had recommended it to me as a really great program for Pre-Health intent. What I didn’t realize is how much Cape Town, the people, the culture, and the VACorps staff would help change my life. I feel like this experience was not only a beneficial, but necessary component in my personal journey to professional, social, cultural, and personal maturity. Learning how to live in a country/city other than your home creates a sense of global awareness, and recognition of personal privileges that I feel every human needs to develop at some point. I completed a medical internship and felt that this professional experience allowed me to learn so much more than I ever could have imagined I would.”

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Meet past participants:

Fatima Sogodogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2019)

Fatima joined the VACorps program in March 2018 and participated in a public health and social work internship.  She is studying Health Services Management at the University of Maryland University College.   "I wanted to do an [...]

Laura Roantree – Connecticut, USA (2019)

Laura joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in a nursing internship. "I chose Cape Town because it was a place I wanted to be for a long time seeing it is so [...]

Sydney Norvell – Oregon, USA (2019)

Sydney, a student at Oregon State University,  participated in a Public Health and Education Internship in January 2019. "  Cape Town stood out to me when I read up on the public health internship opportunities available. After [...]

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