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Oh the places you’ll go: Macall Marstall

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, Macall Marstall ('11) writes to us from Corvallis, Oregon, where she is 5 years into a successful career as a Marketing Coordinator at the Oregon State University Athletics Department. Macall participated in a marketing internship in 2011 and was never without [...]

Slanguage in South Africa

When interns land in South Africa, they may think they've landed in a country where English is spoken. Well, yes, English is widely spoken, however, you will hear a fantastic array of South African "slang"uage - blended words and sayings from English, Afrikaans & Xhosa. Sometimes, it can leave visitors a bit confused when these slang word pop-up in sentences and conversations.  We've put together a list of words we think you may hear during [...]

VACorps Intern, Lorin Anderberg’s Visual Travel Journal

The talented VACorps intern, Lorin Anderberg, is a visual storyteller. Dive into her experience  through all of her Cape Town adventures. Check out the list of all the sites that made it on her video! Do you have an amazing video to share with us? We'd love to feature you. Check out Lorin's other videos here: Cape Town, South Africa from Lorin Anderberg on Vimeo. Featured in the video: - Kloof Corner hike at [...]

VACorps Intern Spotlight: Ian Bradley

It's your first day at your internship site; it's the moment you've been waiting months or even years for, but what's next? Cape Town, South Africa will be your home for the next few months, now all you have to do is introduce yourself to SO many new, interesting, and friendly people. On your first day of your internship, a VACorps team member will accompany you on public transport to your internship site.  We introduce you [...]

Andrew Mandla Ndwanya, our Operations Manager shares his local knowledge with VACorps

Every day, imagine meeting new people in various offices, shaking hands with managing directors & doctors, and learning about NGO's and companies across Cape Town.   This is a glimpse into the day of VACorps' Operation Manager, Andrew Ndwanya.  Since 2011, he's also been supporting international interns with insider tips, local knowledge, and cultural excursions of his hometown: Cape Town, South Africa.  His adventure and smile doesn't stop there.  Read more about him below!  Have other questions [...]

Sneak Peek: Virtual Tour of The Cederberg Oasis VACtravel Weekend!

Some people say, it's like a different planet, but when you land in the Cederberg mountains, you realise you've travelled to a beautiful place on Earth.  Well known for it's dramatic rocky mountain formations, world-class bouldering and rock climbing, ancient rock paintings, and clear evenings full of shooting stars, it's an adventure not to miss! Have a sneak peak tour of The Oasis here. The Oasis: Cederberg, South Africa from Lorin Anderberg on Vimeo. Courtesy [...]

5 Fun Ocean Activities to do on a Sunday in Cape Town

The week has flown by and now the weekend is your playground!  The ocean is paradise here, so recharge every Sunday with our Cape Town ocean activities list to add to your bucket list. Big Bay We've put together a list of some of our favourite things to do on a Sunday in and around Cape Town that will kickstart your internship week with positive energy! Dive in! Cape Town's coastline is a [...]

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