You've bought your flights. You've told all your friends and family you're interning abroad in the most beautiful city in the world. So what's next? Start preparing and begin packing your bags! Our VACorps intern, Ashley Roth, from USA, was kind enough to lend her two cents to prospective interns on what she did [...]
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What is it like to be a VACorps intern in Cape Town's summer and spend your days at the Two Oceans Aquarium? Adrian Kerester, from San Francisco, made two videos to share a glimpse of her experience over six weeks. Before she left today, she shared some highlights with us. She met the famous, Otto, the [...]
If you’ve been on a hike in Cape Town, then you know how unique hiking here is. Most of the trails wind up some part of the Table Mountain peninsula, which means you start with an immediate incline. Ten minutes in and you are breathing heavily and getting red blotches all over your face from [...]
VACorps intern, Jean Dunn, is the current Marketing & Communications Assistant at The Cape Leopard Trust. She wrote this important article about the relationship between hunting and conservation of leopards and other animals who face similar threats of extinction. Jeanie says, "Every day these beautiful and enigmatic leopards are decreasing in numbers because of our own failure [...]
The Cape Peninsula is one of the few places in the world that you can enjoy urban life and natural settings in the same day. As a VACorps Intern, you have the ability able to spend your Friday mornings at your professional internship site, and enjoy your afternoon with us on our Friday Activity Program. We are [...]
To kick off our "Get to Know . . . " series, we did a fun interview with Athena Lamberis, our program and media coordinator. She just joined the VACorps family in October and is delighted to be working with such a dynamic team that is passionate about international education, travel and South Africa. Find out more about [...]
South Africa is famously known as the 'rainbow nation,' boasting a wide range of diverse cultures, traditions, and beliefs from throughout Africa and the world. Every 24th of September South Africa celebrates Heritage Day or as many have dubbed - Braai (BBQ) Day. This national holiday started in Kwazulu-Natal and was formerly known as Shaka [...]
At 4:30am on the morning of July 9th, our crew of 24 adventurers crept out of Observatory, Cape Town and began our journey to Mozambique. The trip was full of relaxing on the blissful beaches, snorkelling with enormous whale sharks, car ride singing (or if you were in Sean's van then podcast learning), exploring the local culture, [...]
We all love a day off work and school, but even more important than planning a long weekend is remembering why today is a public holiday in the first place. Almost 40 years ago on June 16, 1976, an uprising began among the youth in Soweto - a township outside of Johannesburg. Many events led [...]
This evening (Thursday, February 26th), all museums in and around Company's Gardens will open their doors to the public for the first ever Museum Night in South Africa. From 5-pm, you get the chance to explore all the participating museums and preview a variety of performances for FREE! But if you cannot make it to this [...]