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 internship in an English speaking African country and when I found out about VACorps I immediately applied because I always wanted to visit South Africa. It is a little scary to come to a city where you don’t know anyone and it felt good to know that the VACorps family was there to guide me. What I loved the most was the combination of gaining work experience while discovering a new city. I found myself more adventurous than I thought. I could not have wished for a better place to intern. My site has the most positive working environment I’ve ever seen and the time I spent there made me grow so much!”

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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 [...]

Laura Roantree – Connecticut, USA (2019)

Laura joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in a nursing internship. "I chose Cape Town because it was a place I wanted to be for a long time seeing it is so [...]

Sydney Norvell – Oregon, USA (2019)

Sydney, a student at Oregon State University,  participated in a Public Health and Education Internship in January 2019. "  Cape Town stood out to me when I read up on the public health internship opportunities available. After [...]

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