Sara is in her second year of study towards her B.Sc in Occupational Therapy at University of Hochschule Fresenius in Germany.  She joined the VACorps Program in February 2019 and participated in a clinical occupational therapy placement at a state hospital in Cape Town. 

“I choose Cape Town, because I always wanted to come to South Africa.I knew, that Occupational therapy is quite developed in South Africa and my expectations became true. I learned a lot during my time in Cape town about my work and about myself. I really appreciated how VAC and my colleges at my internship site welcomed me. It was good to know, that VAC would always support me, when ever needed and I am very grateful for that. Cape Town is a wonderful city to explore and i definitely never felt bored. I enjoyed the weekly activities and tried to join every time. I stayed for 3 months which was a good amount of time for me. I will miss my flatmates at “‘3 Bishop”‘, because I became friends with all of them and we spent a lot of time together.

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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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