Logan (pictured on the right) is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of California.  He joined the VACorps program in July 2021 and participated in a biotech internship at a local University. 

“I chose Cape Town because my brother Quentin had already gone through VACorps and loved it and had the time of his life. I really enjoyed my internship at the University. I learned numerous valuable lab skills and practices and would recommend interning there to anyone with a STEM major. I was able to grow my scientific background and knowledge, learned numerous lab skills, and how to operate new lab equipment I’ve never used before. I also learned a lot about the process of research in an open information research group and what needs to be done to follow protocol to ultimately get reliable data to publish.

I loved how much there is to do in Cape Town, from the beaches to the mountains to the city. I learned to be more confident in myself and lean into who I am. I will miss all the people I met down here the most. I stayed for two months, and I would recommend that people stay as long as possible.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Natalie Robson, New Mexico, USA (2021)

Natalie (pictured on the right) is in her final year of studies at the University of New Mexico. She is studying a Bsc in Population Health with a minor in Health Education and joined [...]

Brandyn Brown-White, North Carolina, USA (2021)

Brandyn is studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Florida,  majoring in Health Education & Behavior, with a minor in Education studies. She participated in a public health internship at a local [...]

Walter Perez, California, USA (2021)

Walter is a public health major, and joined to VACorps program in June 2021 where he participated in a medical/public health internship at a local clinic in Cape Town.  "Traveling away from home to [...]

Nicole Jutras, New Hampshire, USA (2021)

Nicole joined the VACorps program in May 2021 and participated in an education internship. She is studying towards BA in Education Studies and International affairs at the University of New Hampshire. "My major requires [...]

Olivia Prodin, Michigan, USA (2021)

 Olivia is studying engineering and sustainability at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the VACorps Program in June 2021 and participated in a sustainability internship at a local NGO.  "Coming to Cape [...]

Logan Oas, California, USA (2021)

Logan (pictured on the right) is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of California.  He joined the VACorps program in July 2021 and participated in a biotech internship at a local University.  "I chose [...]

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