Marisol has recently completed her master’s degree in counseling at ASPIC and joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 where she participated in a counseling internship at child and youth mental health community center.

” My experience as an intern in Cape Town will be unforgettable. I loved the fact that from the time I landed and was picked up from the airport I felt like I was welcomed and that I had people I could rely on at all times. 

During my time here I got to meet so many amazing people and my internship couldn’t have been any more rewarding.  My internship site was great. and I  got to work on incredibly interesting projects with great people.  I got the chance to do both group therapy and one on one therapy with kids (mainly young girls), which was my main goal when I applied to this internship. I will go back home having learned very much, not only at the workplace but from each and every person I met during this amazing journey in one of the most beautiful, lively and fun cities in the world.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

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 [...]

Gabrielle Kaplinsky, Chicago, USA (2021)

Gabbie, pictured on the left, joined the VACorps program in January 2021 and participated in a hospitality and interior design internship.  She will attend SMU in the fall of 2021. "I chose Cape Town [...]

Katherine Pulaski, Michigan, USA (2021)

Katherine joined the VACorps program as a remote intern in January 2021 where she participated in the VACorps Human Rights Program.  "I chose this internship because I was excited at the prospect of engaging [...]

Sofia Cagliero, Milan, Italy (2021)

Sofia (pictured far right) joined the VACorps program in January 2021 and participated in a business start-up internship as part of her gap year.  She will begin her studies at Harvard in September 2021.  [...]

Luke B, New York, USA (2021)

Luke (pictured on the right) joined the VACorps program as part of his GAP year where he participated in an internship at a small tourism company in Cape Town. Luke will begin his studies [...]

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