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Mozambique- Kruger Adventures

We have some AWESOME trips planned to the country of Mozambique and the Kruger National Park this year. In this blog we will give you an overview of the places visited, activities on offer, costs involved etc. Mozambique is one of the southeast African countries bordering the top of South Africa. The country was a [...]

Sarah Hans — Maryland, USA (2017)

I chose Cape Town as the place to intern abroad because I felt as if it could give me a new perspective on healthcare and allow me to do extended hands-on work compared to back home in the states where my scope of practice as a nursing assistant is very limited. Cape Town had always [...]

Mozambique & Kruger Adventure 2017

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous It was once again time for the VAC staff and interns to embark on the epic journey from Johannesburg to the beautiful country of Mozambique. Our 10-day adventure started at O. R Tambo International Airport where we began the 6-hour [...]

Big year for international Occupational Therapy in South Africa

Occupational Therapists (OT's) spend their days helping people with sensory, physical or cognitive disabilities to be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives by addressing the social, psychological and environmental factors that can affect patient’s functioning in various ways. 2018 is going to be a big year for Occupational Therapy (OT) in [...]

Madhavi Kuthanur – San Jose, California (2017)

Madhavi participated in a Human Rights & Public Health internship in Cape Town, in 2017. "The main reason I chose to intern in Cape Town is that I wanted to learn about how health systems functioned in South Africa and the interventions that public health organizations develop to improve the quality of the various health services. [...]

Paige Daniels – Johnstown, Pennsylvania USA (2017)

"My internship experience helped me grow personally by giving me more patience and teaching me to recognize when to step up and take initiative. There were many times where I had to speak up to express my opinions or ask questions. I believe this experience has made me more confident in a foreign place. Professionally, [...]

Betty Jayne Humplick— Moshi, Tanzania (2017)

"I chose Cape Town because I had heard many nice things about it but also because I wanted to experience a different part of South Africa having previously visited Jo'burg and Durban. Cape Town did not disappoint! It has a great vibe, the place and people are very nice and laid-back. There are also a [...]

Learning about inclusiveness in post-apartheid SA

Cape Town was first known as the Cape Of Good Hope and stories like the one below bring hope to an increasingly divided and segregated world. In response to his experience and participation in Heritage Day celebrated this past weekend in South Africa, one of our newest interns, Tyler Wilkins shared the following thoughts: "Our [...]

Sprinting towards HERITAGE weekend, my ‘brew’

South Africa, the land of the BIG 5 and fine wines, however also the home to cheetah and a wildly growing craft-beer industry. Cheetahs are the fastest animals in the world, running at speeds up to 110 km/h (or 70 miles per hour!) and these top speeds can be reached within just 3 seconds! There [...]

Introducing Carmen, the newest member of the VACorps family

Howzit peeps! My name is Carmen Rae Kingwill and I am super excited to have recently joined the VACorps team! As Program Coordinator I will be doing a lil bit of everything (as coordinators do) - so you can expect to see a lot of me, both in person and online. My main role is [...]