Carrie is studying Business Management and American studies at St. Olaf College. She joined the VACorps Program in May 2018 and participated in a marketing internship. 

“I absolutely loved my time in Cape Town. It is truly a city made for everyone- the adventurer, the city goer, the surfer, the foodie, etc. You will never run out of things to do in your time here. Being in Cape Town truly stretches you as a person; you gain a newfound sense of independence as you have to figure out buying electricity and buying data for your phone. You feel like a “real adult”. I met some of the coolest people I’ve ever met during my time with VAC. A certain type of person comes and spends an extended amount of time in South Africa. If you come here you will meet people that are all similar to you and have similar goals. My internship was really incredible, I learned about my future and what I want and don’t want in a future career. Not every day in Cape Town is going to be perfect, but you will learn so much.”

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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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