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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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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