Lizzy is a studying B.A. with a major in Early Childhood and Special Education at Millersville University. She joined the VACorps Program in Oct 2018 and participated in a teaching internship at a local primary school.

“Being in Cape Town for about 2 months now has been an experience I will never forget & VAC made that all happen. Between the amazing communication before my arrival in Cape Town and all of the help from them while being here has made it an easy and amazing transition.

VAC found me an amazing internship at a primary school, teaching grade 1. This internship was an experience that taught me more than I ever thought it would. Working with 39 first graders and an amazing mentor taught me so much about my career. I was able to experience a different culture and a different school system than what I am used to. I thought it was going to be a huge challenge but the support I was given from my mentor and VAC made it an amazing experience.

Cape Town overall is a beautiful, amazing place. I loved every second of my time here and the experiences and people I met along the way. Between all the hiking, the garden route, and the Cedar Burg camping trip (just to name a few) were amazing trips and I will forever remember everything I did here!”

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Gap year internship in South Africa: Maya Basak

VACorps is a popular program for gap year travelers who seek professional internship experience yet also desire an immersive cultural adventure in South Africa. Our program is ideal for a gap year student who [...]

Grace Coolidge – New York (2020)

Grace joined the VACorps program in January 2020 as part of her gap year and participated in a film internship.  She will begin her undergraduate studies at Harvard in the fall of 2020. "My [...]

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Jordan Young – Tazmania (2020)

Jordan (pictured on the left) is studying a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Tasmania. She joined the VACorps program in January 2020 and participated in a finance internship.  "I chose to undertake [...]

Vongai T – Illinois, USA (2019)

Vongai is studying public health at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.  She joined the VACorps program in 2019, where she participated in a medical internship in the unique and beautiful country of Zimbabwe.  [...]

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