Jeremy is studying postgraduate law, sociology, and economics at Sciences Po Paris. He joined the VACorps program in January 2019 and participated in a refugee internship at an NGO that provides support, education, and integration services to immigrants. 

“I chose Cape Town to mix improvement of my English and journey in Africa. I wanted to do an internship to volunteer and acquire professional experience where I can help people in need.  I met a variety of people from different countries, which is something I didn’t expect but find really agreeable. The city allowed me to do something different each weekend which is really important for me due to my long stay in South Africa.  I work on a program that helps refugees and migrants to pass a degree online from American University. I loved the bonds that I created with the students that I helped teach. I learned about myself that I can be good at 1 vs 1 relation in order to convey knowledge.  I really feel that I am doing something that will help them to integrate into the labor market in the future.I loved the different landscapes that you can find in Cape Town, especially the meeting between the mountains and the sea. I will miss people from my internship, especially from Basp with the staff and the students. I stayed for 8 months but I think 6 months is sufficient enough to discover Cape Town.” 

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

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Keira Harbour – Cornwall, United Kingdom (2019)

Keira is studying Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She joined the VACorps program in June 2019, and participated in the VACorps Human Rights Internship Program.  "My [...]

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Jessica Buss – Edmonton, Canada (2019)

Jessica is studying her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care at MacEwan University.  She joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a social work internship at an NGO that offers trauma [...]

  • Public Health Internships in South Africa

Simran Chugani – Minnesota, USA (2019)

Simran is studying Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a public health internship at an HIV/AIDS Foundation. "If I had to summarize [...]

  • Business Internship Cape Town

Andy L – Manila, Philippines (2019)

Andy is studying towards her  BSC Business Administration with a minor in Operations Management at Enderun College. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a marketing and business internship at [...]

  • Refugee Internships in South Africa

Jeremy Ode – Paris, France (2019)

Jeremy is studying postgraduate law, sociology, and economics at Sciences Po Paris. He joined the VACorps program in January 2019 and participated in a refugee internship at an NGO that provides support, education, and [...]

  • Physical Therapy Internships Abroad

Tyler Chandra – Montana, USA (2019)

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.  [...]

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