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 the opportunity through my graduate program to complete one of my physiotherapy internships abroad in Cape Town. My school partners with the VACorps and we were paired with various sites around Cape Town. This was an amazing place to do an internship – the people were so welcoming, the food was incredible, and there was so much to do after work and on the weekends between nature, markets, and nightlife. I will miss the energy and joy here in Cape Town the most, along with the food and access to nature. We really enjoyed being out on the weekends and would always make new friends as everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

I loved working at my internship site because we got to meet and collaborate with local physio students, and work with children with a variety of diagnoses and abilities. I was able to practice being independent with my physio treatment and challenged myself to try new interventions. It was a great learning experience and I will never forget my time there.

The VACorps staff was so welcoming and felt like family from the second we arrived. They were there for anything we needed and we always felt so supported. They are the kindest group of people and made every Friday activity so much fun!”

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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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