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Paidi Shi – Chengdu, China (2018)

Paidi, a student at Cornell University, interned at an NGO called Future Females. Paidi had this to say about her experience in South Africa with Future Females and VACorps: 1. Why did you choose Cape Town as the place to intern abroad? I haven’t been to Africa before. South Africa is the most developed country [...]

Randee Boulay – Staten Island, NY (2018)

Randee participated in a psychology internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. " I chose to come to Cape Town because I had heard positive things from friends at home about the city. As someone who had never travelled before, I took a leap and travelled to the other side of the world, and [...]

Jenna Fitzgerald – Corvallis, Oregon (2018)

Jenna participated in a health promotion internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. "My time in Cape Town has been absolutely amazing, and I attribute that to my internship, the people that I met, and the endless activities available in this beautiful city and country. I chose to complete a public health internship in [...]

Yolancee Nguyen – Salt Lake City, UT (2018)

Yolancee participated in a medical internship in Cape Town with VACorps during the summer of 2018. " I spent 2.5 months in Cape Town and it was not nearly enough time to truly experience everything this beautiful city and country has to offer. My first week was a little bit overwhelming, at first, but VAC [...]

Collin O’Halloran — Calgary, Alberta (2017)

"VACorps staff found an excellent position for me with the National Parks Law Enforcement, there I not only had the chance to learn and grow both professionally and personally but build lasting connections with co-workers. On the job I spent my days exploring Table Mountain National Park and ensuring visitor safety, leaving me with stories [...]

Oh the Places You’ll Go: Rob Weidner

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, Rob Weidner ('12), checks in with us from—surprise— the Mother City! While many alumni declare that they [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Mike Frazier

Mike Frazier, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, arrived in Cape Town during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a period that unquestionably ranks as one of the most festive times in this city's recent history. Mike, who studied computer science, was 110% committed to getting the most from his experience in South Africa. He enthusiastically rolled up his sleeves at his IT support [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Emma Forbes

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first hosted 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, Emma Forbes writes to us from paradise in Hawaii. Emma participated in a marine conservation internship in 2012. [...]

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour

This Sunday, the world's largest timed cycling event takes place in Cape Town. 35,000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop. VACorps staff member, Oliver Hagan, gives you an idea of what it's like to participate in this famous race. [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Nicole Beaudoin

"Oh the places you'll go" features the amazing career paths of VACorps alumni. In this inaugural post, Nicole Beaudoin describes her steady rise within the international film industry that first started in South Africa. Nicole participated in a film and photography internship in January of 2007 and worked as a production assistant at Stillking Productions. "After my internship in Cape Town, [...]

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