Lucia joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a Conservation Internship.

“I chose Cape Town as the place where I wanted an intern abroad because of the amazing nature and wildlife biodiversity that there is here. I interned at a conservation project that has introduced eland antelope to the Cape Flats Dune Strandveld in order to conserve the biodiversity of this endangered habitat. I interned there for three months and was able to connect with nature and learn about the native flora and fauna of South Africa and Cape Town. I loved being able to work outside during my internship and it was a very special experience to get work with and interact with the eland. 

Cape Town has also been a great place to explore outside of my internship. I really enjoyed getting explore all of the outdoor experiences and adventures that Cape Town has to offer in my free time. I also loved being immersed in the Culture of Cape Town and really getting to know everything about this amazing city. The weekly activities with VACorps were also a lot of fun and provided tons of opportunities to have fun and explore Cape Town. Overall Cape Town has been an amazing experience where I have made memories that I will always cherish and I hope to come back soon!”

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Lucia Tisker – Oregon, USA (2019)

Lucia joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a Conservation Internship. "I chose Cape Town as the place where I wanted an intern abroad because of the amazing nature and wildlife biodiversity [...]

Madison Weg – Ellensburg, Washington, USA (2019)

Madison joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in a Disaster and Risk Management Internship in January 2019. "My time in Cape Town has been an experience I will never forget. I have [...]

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Tom Wilkinson – Leeds, U.K. (2018)

Tom, pictured at center, participated in an environmental consulting internship with VACorps in 2018. "Interning in Cape Town has been one of the most interesting and eye-opening experiences I have had in my life. Cape [...]

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