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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Meet past participants:

Oliver Nielson-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 [...]

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

Sophia joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an Entrepreneurship Internship. "Moving to South Africa for 3 months was not something I deliberately set out to do; last summer when I started looking into [...]

  • Tobais Woxholtt reflects upon his time in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tobias Woxholtt – Denmark (2017)

On the 5th semester of my study, Intercultural Market Communication, you can either do an internship in Denmark or Study abroad somewhere. My problem was that I wanted to go abroad, but I wanted an [...]

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