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. 

“I absolutely loved my time at VACorps. Cape Town an incredibly special place to live and work. The city is brimming with opportunities and experiences to be had– from thrilling safaris and terrifying bungee jumping to relaxing afternoons at the Clifton beaches or the beautiful flowing hills of Constantia and Stellenbosch Winelands. Yet possibly the best part about VACorps are the other interns you meet here. Never in my life have I met such adventurous, intelligent, and fun-loving people. It takes a special kind of person to take the unanticipated gap year route, and an even more unique and exceptional person to travel to South Africa alone and work as an intern here. The people here are seekers of unexpected journeys but also very devoted to the work they came to do. The amazing internships and work experiences that the VAC staff finds for you span every field I can think of. Even though I didn’t end up working in the initial workplace I was assigned to, I was even happier and more fulfilled at the one I finally ended up at. All in all, I could never have asked for a better group to experience this beautiful country with and I’m so happy I was able to come.”

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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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