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 in 2020.

“Interning in Cape Town provided me with such a unique opportunity to gain both professional experience and the chance to explore a completely new place- one I’m not sure I ever would’ve made it to without this program. By far my favorite part of my abroad experience was all of the trips VACorp took us on, from different places in Cape Town each Friday to bigger trips like Cederberg and MozKruger. It was really nice to visit so many places without having to worry about the logistics of getting there and figuring out what to do once we got there. I am also super grateful that this trip pushed me outside of my comfort zone in so many ways because I feel much more prepared to face the world once I graduate college. I absolutely loved my experience in South Africa and I wish I could do it all again!” 

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Meet past participants:

Oliver Nielson-Denmark (2019)

Oliver is studying towards his Bachelors Degree in International Business at the university of Copenhagen. He joined the VACorps Program in June 2019, and interned at a Technology Incubator.  "I chose to come to [...]

Sophia (Rocca) Caputo-New York, USA (2019)

Sophia joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an Entrepreneurship Internship. "Moving to South Africa for 3 months was not something I deliberately set out to do; last summer when I started looking into [...]

  • Tobais Woxholtt reflects upon his time in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tobias Woxholtt – Denmark (2018)

On the 5th semester of my study, Intercultural Market Communication, you can either do an internship in Denmark or Study abroad somewhere. My problem was that I wanted to go abroad, but I wanted an [...]

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