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 [...]

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 [...]

Tom Wilkinson – Leeds, U.K. (2018)

Tom, pictured at center, participated in an environmental consulting internship with VACorps in 2018. "Interning in Cape Town has been one of the most interesting and eye-opening experiences I have had in my life. Cape Town and South Africa, have always interested me, the way in which various cultures come together and live among each [...]

Noah Goldman – North Carolina, USA (2018)

Noah joined the VACorps program in June 2018 and participated in a Human Rights internship. "I chose to come to Cape Town because it was a good opportunity to add hands-on experience to my studies (political science) and to see a lot of my family that lives here in Cape Town. It was the perfect [...]

Shelby Erdahl – Montana, US (2018)

  Shelby joined the VACorps program in May 2018 and participated in a Physical Therapy Placement. "I chose Cape Town as a place to study abroad because it was somewhere that I had always wanted to go and seemed to have the highest guarantee of an experience greatly different than anything I could experience [...]

Devang Shah — Vadodara, India (2018)

"Where should I start? I had set out on a journey two years back exploring and integrating different kinds of global experiences starting from war zones to premiere business hubs, I had gained a taste of it all. However, Cape Town swept me off my feet. Beginning with alluring vineyards, fantastic weather and bewildering hikes [...]

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 [...]

What is it like to live in Cape Town with water restrictions?

Since the beginning of February 2018, the city of Cape Town has dramatically reduced its water consumption to the extent that forecasts now suggest that there will be NO municipal water supply shortages in Cape Town this year.  However, water restrictions will be a fact of life in Cape Town for the remainder of this [...]

Introducing Carmen, the newest member of the VACorps family

Howzit peeps! My name is Carmen Rae Kingwill and I am super excited to have recently joined the VACorps team! As Program Coordinator I will be doing a lil bit of everything (as coordinators do) - so you can expect to see a lot of me, both in person and online. My main role is [...]

Hannah Sandwith — Salem, Virginia USA (2017)

I mostly chose Cape Town based on VAC itself. I had not found another company that allowed me to plan my own program without going through my own school. Africa was a place I had never been before and was out of my normal realm of travel. I also had heard so much about how [...]