Emily joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an Education Internship. She had this to say about her experience:

“Living in Cape Town for 3 months was the best decision of my life! Every day I learned something new about South Africa and discovered something new about myself. What I love most about Cape Town are all the beautiful views and fun activities it has. From hiking to eating, to shark cage diving, I was never bored. I loved walking out of my home to see the beautiful mountains that I conquered the previous weekend. I interned at St. Michael’s Child and Youth Care Center, where I worked with twenty-five teenage girls who are taken out of their homes for adverse reasons. I learned how easy it is to forget to be grateful for everyday things. I also learned that no matter how much empathy I show, I will never understand what one has gone through. I highly recommend VaCorps because they were always there when I needed something. They provide an excellent orientation to introduce you to areas of Cape town that you need to know. VaCorps provides amazing Friday activities, where I met all of my friends here in Cape Town. The activities allowed me to take a Friday off and go explore Cape Town with my friends. I’m most grateful for the staff at VACorps because they truly care about you and your experience in Cape Town.”

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Meet past participants:

Fatima Sogodogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2019)

Fatima joined the VACorps program in March 2018 and participated in a public health and social work internship.  She is studying Health Services Management at the University of Maryland University College.   "I wanted to do an [...]

Emily Hayhurst – California, USA (2019)

Emily is from California and joined VACorps in January 2019 to participate in a communications and human rights internship.  She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in communications and will be graduating [...]

Emily Nelson – Minnesota, USA (2019)

Emily joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an Education Internship. She had this to say about her experience: "Living in Cape Town for 3 months was the best decision of my [...]

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