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Gap year internship in South Africa: Atreyu Sutton

VACorps is a popular program for gap year travelers who seek professional internship experience yet also desire an immersive cultural adventure in South Africa. Our program is ideal for a gap year student who is a confident international traveler, displays a strong work ethic, and is easily self-directed. In 2020, VACorps hosted a wonderful cohort of "gappers" and the following interview with Atreyu Sutton, from Boulder, Colorado (USA), will help future gap year internship [...]

Occupational therapy internship abroad: Mollie Wang

Meet the amazing Mollie Wang, who is currently participating in an occupational therapy internship abroad with VACorps. Mollie is enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (ODT) program at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA and expects to graduate later this year. She joined VACorps to complete her paediatric fieldwork rotation and will be living in South Africa until early April. Mollie landed in Cape Town on the 7th of January, 2020 and inadvertently received [...]

Oh the places you’ll go: Rebecca Gibian

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, the remarkable Rebecca Gibian (Journalism Internship, 2015), checks in from Brooklyn, New York, where she works as a freelance international journalist.  Her work has been published by The Associated Press, VICE, The Atlantic, [...]

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Oh the places you’ll go: Brittany McHale

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, Brittany McHale (Social work internship in South Africa, 2011), checks in from New York City, where she is a Social Work (LMSW) at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center on the pediatric and adult [...]

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 [...]

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