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Virginia Detrick— North Carolina, USA (2018)

I chose to intern abroad in Cape Town because I was looking to experience living abroad in a place completely unique from what I was used to in the United States. I had previously participated in internships at home but I really wanted something new and loved the idea of gaining experience working internationally. Interning [...]

Jackie Berger – Michigan, USA (2018)

Jackie participated in a journalism internship in May 2018 through VACorps. "When I told my friends I would be spending 12 weeks of my summer in Africa, they thought I was crazy. However, looking back there is absolutely no other way in which I would want to spend my summer. My only regret is that I wish [...]

Emu Haynes – Westport, Connecticut, USA (2018)

Emu Haynes participated in a Film and Photography internship as part of her Gap Year in January 2018. "I wasn't sure what to expect from this trip, but I can tell you now that it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. VACorps was super communicative and on top of [...]

Alex Apgar – Massachusetts USA, 2018

Alex participated in an Marketing internship in Cape Town as part of his Gap Year with VACorps in  2018. "I would like to offer my utmost thanks to the lovely, empathetic, compassionate, and hospitably-heroic humans that make up VAC; from Carmen, who picked me up at the airport upon my arrival and welcomed me with a [...]

Mara Booth- New York, U.S.A (2018)

Mara participated in an Education internship in Cape Town as part of her Gap Year with VACorps in January 2018. "When I decided to take a gap year, I was initially wonderfully overwhelmed with the number of options that the world presented me. With each Google search, I discovered a new country, new possibility, and [...]

Isabelle Maher— Ohio, USA (2018)

I stumbled upon the VACorps website while google searching for summer internships and instantly fell in love with the idea of coming to Cape Town for an occupational therapy internship, as it is tough to find OT internships without a complete degree. This opportunity combined my passions for traveling, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, [...]

Devang Shah — Vadodara, India (2018)

"Where should I start? I had set out on a journey two years back exploring and integrating different kinds of global experiences starting from war zones to premiere business hubs, I had gained a taste of it all. However, Cape Town swept me off my feet. Beginning with alluring vineyards, fantastic weather and bewildering hikes [...]

Aysegül Özkan – Berlin, Germany (2018)

Aysegül participated in a counseling & psychology internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. "I came to Cape Town to receive some answers to essential questions that I could never ever get at the place that I call home. I wanted to find myself in a completely different culture and environment with no familiar [...]

Rachel Cranmner — Lebanon, Ohio USA (2017)

I volunteered in South Africa in college and it was the first place I thought of when considering a conservation internship. As an aspiring conservationist, Cape Town is a great place to intern due to the uniqueness of the area. As the smallest floral kingdom with the highest rate of plant endemism in the world, [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Abdullah Khurram

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, Abdullah Khurram (’10) checks in from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, where he is currently [...]