Emily is studying pre-med at the University of Georgia. She joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a Medical Internship at a public health clinic. 

” I chose Cape Town for the culture difference and new experiences! I came here alone and I am so glad because it really made me step out of my comfort zone and meet the best people from all around the world. My internship was a medical internship and I gained so much knowledge here about the medical field and Cape Town. I have gained experience and interacted with patients more than I ever have in America. It was cool to meet and listen to the SA language as well.The hiking and beaches here are unbelievably breathtaking! I will miss the views and the people! Everyone should travel as much as they can if they have a chance!

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Elliot Jones – Texas, USA (2020)

Elliot joined the VACorps Program as part of her gap year in February 2020 and participated in a conservation and tourism internship.  "I came to Cape Town about three years ago but didn't get [...]

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Lucia Tisker – Oregon, USA (2019)

Lucia is studying biology (pre-vet) at the University of Oregon. She joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a Conservation Internship. "I chose Cape Town as the place where I wanted [...]

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Kevin Keys – Oregon, USA (2018)

Kevin is studying a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.  He joined the VACorps Program in July 2018 and participated in a conservation internship at an environmental education trust. [...]

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Tom Wilkinson – Leeds, U.K. (2018)

Tom, (pictured at center) is studying towards his BA in Geography at the University of East Anglia. He participated in an environmental consulting internship with VACorps in 2018. "Interning in Cape Town has been [...]

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Rachel Cranmner — Lebanon, Ohio USA (2017)

I volunteered in South Africa in college and it was the first place I thought of when considering a conservation internship. As an aspiring conservationist, Cape Town is a great place to intern due to [...]

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