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Physical Therapy Internships Abroad with VACorps

An in-depth look at physical therapy internships in South Africa Physical therapy internships abroad are gaining popularity with college students from North America. Many international destinations provide students with the opportunity to receive a more immersive and hands-on experience in a unique cultural setting. Accordingly, it is no surprise that VACorps physical therapy internships ranked as one of our Top 10 internships categories (#7) in 2019.  South Africa is a great destination for [...]

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 works as an Immigration attorney at a non-profit called the Safe Passage Project. She is also the founder of the [...]

Former VACorps Intern: Perspective and Advice

It has been a year and a half since I hopped on a plane and began my incredible journey that would become one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I came to Cape Town as a VACorps intern to complete a journalism internship in June 2016. As I look back now, I’m able to think about what I might have done differently in preparation for the trip and give practical advice to those [...]

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 Portuguese colony for nearly 500 years, known for crops such as cashew nuts and cassava in addition to all sorts [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|VAC Travel|

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 a Doctoral Researcher at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. As you will note from his career synopsis, Abdullah has already [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|VACorps Alumni|

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 drive through the rolling hills and sweeping landscapes of rural South Africa. Making our way east towards the border we [...]

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 Cape Town, RSA as two international OT congresses are scheduled to take place in Cape Town in May- WFOT, the [...]

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