Gregory Elbel – Basel, Switzerland (2019)

Gregory joined VACorps in January 2019 and participated in a Psychology internship. He is studying a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Basel in Switzerland. “When I saw that VACorps offered psychology internships in Cape Town I didn’t hesitate to apply. South Africa and especially Cape Town have been on my travel [...]

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 [...]

Jessica Deer – New Jersey, USA (2018)

Jessica participated in a counseling & psychology internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018."When looking for summer plans after my second year of college, I was drawn to Africa; the culture, the language, I knew it would be very different from my home and other places I've travelled. I found VACorps and that's how [...]

Aysegül Özkan – Berlin, Germany (2018)

Aysegül participated in a counseling & psychology internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. "I came to Cape Town to receive some answers to essential questions that I could never ever get at the place that I call home. I wanted to find myself in a completely different culture and environment with no familiar [...]

Betty Jayne Humplick— Moshi, Tanzania (2017)

"I chose Cape Town because I had heard many nice things about it but also because I wanted to experience a different part of South Africa having previously visited Jo'burg and Durban. Cape Town did not disappoint! It has a great vibe, the place and people are very nice and laid-back. There are also a [...]

Sophie Allen — Portland, Oregon USA (2017)

"Being an African Regional focus in my studies back in the states, it felt natural to intern in an African country if I was to go abroad at all. I also have a passion for promoting Women's Rights internationally, and South Africa having one of the highest rates of gender-based violence and rape made it [...]

Leah Kaylor – Pittsburgh, USA

A wise man once told me it's not about the destination, but rather about the journey. For me, Cape Town was a journey to grow both professionally and personally in ways I had never imagined. My time in South Africa cannot be measured simply by days on a calendar, but rather in experiences and life [...]

Shelby Amacker – Hillsboro, Oregon

I never could have anticipated the amount of opportunities and experiences I would have when I decided to intern through VAC. Learning and working in Cape Town allowed me to walk in a world different than my own. It challenged my beliefs and opened my eyes to a new way of doing things, especially in [...]

Dusti Huddleston – Idaho, USA

When I started looking for an internship abroad, I had no intentions of coming to South Africa. But after talking to the staff at VAC I became more convinced that this would be the right option for me. And I was right. Words can not describe how amazing my experience has been. Cape Town has [...]

Megan Cox – Castle Rock, Colorado, USA

"When my plane landed in Cape Town, all I could think to myself was “Wow, my dream of coming to Africa is finally here.” Ever since I was 10 years old, all I wanted to do was come to Africa to be able to make a difference in the lives of others, and I was [...]