Alex is studying Applied Movement Science at University of Texas at Austin. He joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a Sports Physical Therapy Internship at a private practice. 

” I never imagined that I would have an internship here in South Africa and my experience completely exceeded anything I could’ve imagined. VACorps helped through every step of the process and made me feel like I had a family here. The people here along with the internship I was placed in helped give me the confidence in my studies as well as who I am in person. Being in Cape Town is definitely a special experience. To be honest part of me doesn’t want to leave. I just love it here too much. Cape Town is truly a special place.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Will Havens, Wyoming, USA (2021)

Will, pictured on the left,  joined the VACorps program in March 2021 and participated in a start-up/business internship in Cape Town.  He will begin his studies in the fall of 2021 at Brown University.  [...]

Lauren Meredith, Sweden (2021)

Lauren (pictured on the right) has her doctorate in Public Health and is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate of Law (Human Rights) from the University of London. She joined the VACorps human [...]

Leyla Theunissen, New York, USA (2021)

Leyla, pictured on the left, joined the VACorps program in 2021 and completed a business internship at an urban farming NGO as part of her GAP Year.  She will begin her studies at the [...]

Teddy Mitchel, Colorado, USA (2021)

Teddy, pictured on the far right, joined the VACorps program in February 2021 as part of his gap year and participated in a manufacturing internship at a furniture factory in Cape Town. He is [...]

Pedro Assumpcao, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2021)

Pedro, pictured on the right, is studying engineering at Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Sao Paulo. He joined the VACorps program in February as an in-person intern at an NGO that supports refugees in [...]

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