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So far Oliver Hagan has created 52 blog entries.

Madison Weg – Ellensburg, Washington, USA (2019)

Madison joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in a Disaster and Risk Management Internship in January 2019. "My time in Cape Town has been an experience I will never forget. I have learned so much about the culture of South Africa, I have met people from all over the world, and I [...]

Sophia (Rocca) Caputo

Sophia joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an Entrepreneurship Internship. "Moving to South Africa for 3 months was not something I deliberately set out to do; last summer when I started looking into studying abroad, I realized my school didn't have any options that I truly was interested in and began searching for [...]

Laura Roantree – Connecticut, USA (2019)

Laura joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in a nursing internship. "I chose Cape Town because it was a place I wanted to be for a long time seeing it is so far, not only this but I wanted to immerse myself within the multitude of different cultures that would surround me. [...]

Emily Nelson – Minnesota, USA (2019)

Emily joined the VACorps Program in January 2019 and participated in an Education Internship. She had this to say about her experience: "Living in Cape Town for 3 months was the best decision of my life! Every day I learned something new about South Africa and discovered something new about myself. What I love most [...]

Cinthya Vasquez – Monterry, Mexico (2019)

Cinthya joined the VACorps Program in 2019 and participated in an International Trade Law Internship. "I have been in Cape Town for almost 2 months now and I am totally in love with the city and its people. Everyone has been so welcoming, especially at my internship. They all welcomed me so well since day [...]

Anya Shemet – Oregon, USA (2019)

Anya joined the VACorps Program in 2019 and participated in a Social Work and Human Rights Internship.   "I originally was not planning on coming to Cape Town but it was recommended to me during my interview and I decided to just take a chance and try it. When I was first paired with my internship [...]

Matthew Rodriguez – New York, USA (2019)

Matthew participated in a Film and Media Internship as part of his GAP year.  He had this to say about his experience: "Along with my journey around the world, I knew I wanted to see more diverse cultures. Coming from New York and traveling to Australia and New Zealand this past year you really get [...]

Sydney Norvell – Oregon, USA (2019)

Sydney, a student at Oregon State University,  participated in a Public Health and Education Internship in January 2019. "  Cape Town stood out to me when I read up on the public health internship opportunities available. After researching the history of South Africa and the beauty within the country, I couldn't help but put cape town down [...]

Oh the places you will go: Lauren Blodgett

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Lauren Blodgett (Refugee and Human Rights Internship, 2013), checks in from New York City, where she [...]

Savannah Phillips – Athens, Georgia, USA (2018)

Savannah participated in a medical internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. "I had a couple of friends back home who had previously participated in the VACorps program and had recommended it to me as a really great program for Pre-Health intent. What I didn't realize is how much Cape Town, the people, the [...]

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