Alex (pictured in the center) joined the VACorps program in January 2022, and participated in a journalism internship at a local radio station. She is studying towards her Bachelors in English & Publication at Millersville University. 

“Being able to not only travel abroad but also gain work experience is amazing. South Africa is a beautiful country and is filled with so much life and color. I decided to intern in Cape Town because it offered options that I never would have had back home. I interned at a local Radio Station in Cape Town, and my job entailed a wide variety of reporting and informing the public, either through Voxing, editing sound, interviews, and even reporting live from events like SONA. I was able to get the work experience that I needed for university, and I was able to do my own networking through both my internship and fellow VACorps interns. I learned how to be more independent, and I loved the sense of family and community among everyone at VACorps. I stayed for 8 weeks in Cape Town but I do wish I had stayed a little longer, Cape Town has stolen a little piece of my heart.”

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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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