Tyler is studying towards a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Montana.  He joined the VACorps program in Jun 2019 and participated in a Sports PT Internship with a professional rugby team. 

“I chose Cape Town to do something different and it exceeded all of my expectations. I really enjoyed my time here and it was an absolute pleasure being able to enjoy everything Cape Town has to offer. I would highly recommend Cape Town and VAC to anyone who is interested! The weekly activities were a great part of the program because it makes it so easy to meet new people as well as a chance to do activities you normally wouldn’t!

My main goal regarding my internship was observing PTs and practicing in a professional setting working with athletes. My internship site far exceeded those expectations and I had a great time during my stint with the professional rugby team. The staff and players there were extremely welcoming and were able to give me the opportunity to show my knowledge as well as learn from the medical staff in various ways including acute injury care and on-field work during games.”

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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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