Francesca joined the VACorps program in June 2022 and participated in a human rights internship.  She is studying at UCLA, majoring in pre-international development studies and English.

“I am so grateful for my experience here in Cape Town and for the staff that facilitated my experience (special shout-out to Kholi and Kus for helping Cape Town feel like a home away from home!) I gained an enormous amount of experience in policy research that I believe will be invaluable and gave me insight into my future career path. I learned a lot from my supervisor as a person and as a mentor. This has been an absolutely transformative experience, from exploring the city to my internship. I would advise newcomers to take full advantage of the city through VACorps activities but also through independent initiatives.”

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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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