Graham joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in a medical internship at a clinic in  one of Cape Town’s townships. He is a pre-med student at the University of Georgia.  

“I thoroughly enjoyed every second of my time in South Africa even though Covid-19 limited what we could do. I did my internship at a local clinic in one of Cape Town’s Townships and achieved everything I set out to do. I gained a better understanding of how other countries structured their healthcare system and got first-hand experience of the type of care provided. Importantly, I felt that I was able to help the staff whenever I was capable of doing so.

I loved the variety Cape Town has to offer, whether it be food options, hikes, or other activities. I will miss exploring Cape Town with other interns. I believe that VACorps provides the best possible living situation for anyone traveling to another country alone. They went out of their way to ensure a great experience, and the friends I made while here are friends I will have for my life.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Nick Maylett, Utah, USA (2022)

Nick is a pre-med student at the University of Utah and joined the VACorps program in May 2022.  Nick participated in a medical internship at a public clinic.  "I absolutely loved everything about VACorps, [...]

Morgan Queen, Kansas, USA (2022)

Morgan is a pre-med student at Doane University.   She joined the VACorps Program in May 2022 and participated in a medical internship at a public clinic.  "I chose to study abroad in Cape Town [...]

Brantley Good, Georgia, USA (2022)

Brantley is a pre-med student at the University of Georgia.  He joined the VACorps program in May 2022 and participated in a medical internship.  "A spectacular once-in-a-lifetime experience I will always be thankful for. [...]

Crystal McDougle, Florida, USA (2022)

Crystal is studying towards a Masters in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University.  She joined the VACorps Program in May 2022 and participated in human rights internship.  "Cape Town is such a diverse place [...]

Hannah Choe, New Jersey, USA (2022)

Hannah joined the VACorps Program in January 2022 as part of her GAP year and participated in an education internship at a local school. "I chose Cape Town to be my home for three [...]

Nick Newman, Ohio, USA (2022)

Nick is studying Business Economics and Finance at Ohio University. He joined the VACorps program in May 2022 and participated in a finance internship at a financial advisory firm.   "I chose Cape Town after [...]

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