Jenna participated in a health promotion internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. “My time in Cape Town has been absolutely amazing, and I attribute that to my internship, the people that I met, and the endless activities available in this beautiful city and country. I chose to complete a public health internship in South Africa because I wanted the best opportunity to learn about global health, as well as to apply my knowledge and skills. Thanks to VAC, my placement provided me with a unique opportunity to do just that. At my internship, I educated at-risk adolescent boys on health topics and had the opportunity to form strong relationships with both the boys and the staff members. Beyond my internship, my time spent in Cape Town was full of new friendships and new experiences, such as bungee jumping, safaris, surfing, and gorgeous hikes.”

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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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