Ayanda (pictured center) is studying Mechatronics at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  He joined the VACorps program in June 2018 and participated in an engineering internship. 

“I loved communicating with the other international interns and getting to know about their culture. I used to be shy but now I’m bold, and I think even my communication skills have improved. The interns were friendly and approachable, even my housemate was amazing and I really loved spending time with them.

The internship helped me to develop an understanding of the industrial environment. It also helped me to see the difference between University and Industrial environment. How pick and place machines function to place components for small circuits was really amazing. I’ve witnessed and participated in various tasks, which helped me develop an understanding of the industrial environment. Lessons learned from activities include building complex circuits and using microcontrollers.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Ana Martin Gorbe – Madrid, Spain (2019)

Ana (pictured center left) is studying Psychology and UNED. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a counseling and psychology internship at an organization that offers counseling, addictions support and [...]

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Peyton McGovern – Oregon, USA (2019)

Peyton is an aspiring Human Rights Lawyer, currently studying English and Non-Profit Management at Southern Oregon University. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a Refugee and Human Rights Internship [...]

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Keira Harbour – Cornwall, United Kingdom (2019)

Keira is studying Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She joined the VACorps program in June 2019, and participated in the VACorps Human Rights Internship Program.  "My [...]

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Jessica Buss – Edmonton, Canada (2019)

Jessica is studying her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care at MacEwan University.  She joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a social work internship at an NGO that offers trauma [...]

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Simran Chugani – Minnesota, USA (2019)

Simran is studying Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a public health internship at an HIV/AIDS Foundation. "If I had to summarize [...]

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Andy L – Manila, Philippines (2019)

Andy is studying towards her  BSC Business Administration with a minor in Operations Management at Enderun College. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a marketing and business internship at [...]

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