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 because I knew there was so much to learn about the culture, government, and medicine. I only stayed for five weeks, but I was able to do just that! I picked up on some South African slang, learned to call the nurses “sister” and always cheered when load shedding ended. I was able to do so many things during my time in cape town- surfing, hiking Lion’s head, kayaking, wine tasting, going on a safari, and bungee jumping. The thing I will miss the most about Cape Town is how accessible these activities are. As I leave the city, I am the most thankful for the people I have met. Five weeks may have been long enough to accomplish everything on my bucket list, but it certainly isn’t long enough with my new friends. If I could offer a few pieces of advice to new interns, I would say put yourself out there and talk to the locals, bring warm clothes if you are coming in June/July, and Carpe Diem.”

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Meet our most recent VACorps program alumni:

Weenta Yacob, California, USA (2022)

Weenta (pictured on the right) is studying for a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Human Biology and Society.  She joined to VACorps program in June 2022 and participated in a public health internship at [...]

Federico Ravazzolo, Italy (2022)

Federico (pictured on the right) is studying for his Master's in Physics for Energy and Sustainability at the University of Amsterdam. He joined to VACorps program in July 2022 and participated in a sustainable [...]

Rachael Phillips, Oregon, USA (2022)

Rachael is studying PT at Pacific University and joined the VACorps program in July 2022.  She participated in an Physical Therapy internship at a school for children with special needs.  "I chose to complete [...]

Emma Graddy, Oregon, USA (2022)

Emma (pictured in the middle) is studying Physical Therapy at Pacific University.  She joined to VACorps program in July 2022 and participated in a PT internship at a school for blind children.  "I had [...]

Mikaela Bernards, Oregon, USA (2022)

Mikaela is studying PT at Pacific University.  She joined the VACorp program in July 2022 and participated in a pediatric physical therapy internship at a school for blind children.  "I had an incredible experience [...]

Peter Resh, New York, USA (2022)

Peter has completed his BSc in Marketing from San Diego State University. He joined the VACorps program in June 2022 and participated in a marketing internship at a holding company with a portfolio of [...]

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