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Get to Know: Anna K. Anderson and Her Insider Tips of Cape Town

 Interview of VACorps team member,  Anna K. Anderson  Favourite Cape Town beach? ​ ​ Boulders Beach on a weekday when no one else is there and you can swim with the penguins by yourself 🙂   Your favourite place to get a drink in Cape Town? At our brewery, Drifter, in Woodstock or else Door 221 on Bree Street makes amazing cocktails. ​Where do you like to go for a weekend getaway? That is too [...]

VACorps End of Year Highlights

  Year after year, VACorps interns experience incredible life-changing moments in their professional placements in Cape Town.  We've had an amazing year with fantastic people exploring future careers and contributing to fantastic local projects. These international internships truly shape rest of your lives forever. You can read some of VACorps first-hand internship experiences here.  With the VACorps program, our interns & team travel and explore some amazing destinations.  We are predicting a fantastic start to 2016 with new exciting internships & [...]

By |December 31st, 2015|VACorps News|

5 Things To Add To Your Cape Town, South Africa Summer Bucket List

Summer solstice has come!  For those of us in Cape Town, we are in full-swing of the city's beauty & splendor.  Interns are on holiday which leaves space for exploring, adventure and ticking off things to do on their bucket list.   We know there are incredible beaches and natural surroundings to see, but want to try some quirky fun ways to see and experience Cape Town like a local? Check out this list of amazing things to [...]

By |December 23rd, 2015|VAC Travel|

Your Essential Packing List for your VACorps Cape Town Internship

You've bought your flights.  You've told all your friends and family you're interning abroad in the most beautiful city in the world.  So what's next?  Start preparing and begin packing your bags!   Our VACorps intern, Ashley Roth, from USA, was kind enough to lend her two cents to prospective interns on what she did to land well prepared in The Mother City - Cape Town. Here's what she had to say: Preparation and Packing [...]

By |December 17th, 2015|VAC Travel|

VACorps intern Spotlight: Adrian Kerester – Marine Conservation

What is it like to be a VACorps intern in Cape Town's summer and spend your days at the Two Oceans Aquarium?  Adrian Kerester, from San Francisco, made two videos to share a glimpse of her experience over six weeks. Before she left today, she shared some highlights with us.  She met the famous, Otto, the hawksbill turtle, that was released back into the wild Atlantic Ocean last week after months of rehabilitation.  She also told us [...]

Hiking in the Mother City

If you’ve been on a hike in Cape Town, then you know how unique hiking here is. Most of the trails wind up some part of the Table Mountain peninsula, which means you start with an immediate incline. Ten minutes in and you are breathing heavily and getting red blotches all over your face from the pound of sweat you've just shed. You look up at the never-ending trail ahead that includes chains, stairs, rock [...]

VACorps Intern Spotlight: Jean Dunn

VACorps intern, Jean Dunn, is the current Marketing & Communications Assistant at The Cape Leopard Trust.  She wrote this important article about the relationship between hunting and conservation of leopards and other animals who face similar threats of extinction. Jeanie says, "Every day these beautiful and enigmatic leopards are decreasing in numbers because of our own failure to properly manage wildlife hunting and encourage their long-term survival." This is a must-read for any VACorps candidate who is [...]

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