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:

Sofia Cagliero, Milan, Italy (2021)

Sofia (pictured far right) joined the VACorps program in January 2021 and participated in a business start-up internship as part of her gap year.  She will begin her studies at Harvard in September 2021.  [...]

Luke B, New York, USA (2021)

Luke (pictured on the right) joined the VACorps program as part of his GAP year where he participated in an internship at a small tourism company in Cape Town. Luke will begin his studies [...]

Atabong Wilfred, Cameroon (2021)

Atabong has completed his LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the European University Viadrina Frankfurt. He joined the VACorps program in February 2021 and participated in a human rights law internship [...]

Jared Casper, New York, USA (2021)

Jared (pictured on the right) joined the VACorps program in January 2021 as part of his gap year and participated in an internship at an NGO that provides support, education, and integration services to [...]

Isabel Sweeney, Connecticut, USA (2021)

Isabel joined the VACorps program in January 2021 as part of her gap year, and participated in a film and media internship at a community television station in Cape Town.  She will begin her [...]

Julianna Berman, New Jersey, USA (2021)

Julianna (pictured second from the right) joined the VACorps program as part of her GAP year in January 2021.  She did her internship at an NGO that promotes human rights and youth empowerment.  Julianna [...]

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