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So far Oliver Hagan has created 186 blog entries.

Lucia Tisker – Oregon, USA (2019)

Lucia joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a Conservation Internship. "I chose Cape Town as the place where I wanted an intern abroad because of the amazing nature and wildlife biodiversity that there is here. I interned at a conservation project that has introduced eland antelope to the Cape Flats Dune [...]

Bailey Poor – Tennessee, USA (2019)

Bailey joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in an Occupational Therapy Internship.  "Before arriving in Cape Town, I planned out in my head step by step what to do when going through security and how to find my gate in the airports. I tend to plan out my days to the seconds. [...]

Fatima Sogodogo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (2019)

Fatima joined the VACorps program in March 2018 and participated in a public health and social work internship.  She is studying Health Services Management at the University of Maryland University College.   "I wanted to do an internship in an English speaking African country and when I found out about VACorps I immediately applied because I always [...]

Gregory Elbel – Basel, Switzerland (2019)

Gregory joined VACorps in January 2019 and participated in a Psychology internship. He is studying a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Basel in Switzerland. “When I saw that VACorps offered psychology internships in Cape Town I didn’t hesitate to apply. South Africa and especially Cape Town have been on my travel [...]

Emily Hayhurst – California, USA (2019)

Emily is from California and joined VACorps in January 2019 to participate in a communications and human rights internship.  She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in communications and will be graduating in 2020. “Interning in Cape Town provided me with such a unique opportunity to gain both professional experience and the [...]

Duygu Acikalin – Istanbul, Turkey (2019)

Duygu joined VACorps in February 2019 and participated in a winemaking internship.   She is studying Chemical and Biological Engineering with a double major in Industrial engineering at Koc University in Istanbul and will be graduating this year. “I came to Cape Town just after my graduation, to do the one thing that I want to [...]

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-New York, USA (2019)

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 [...]

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