Blakley Fine
Tennessee, USA

“I chose Cape Town because it is a unique place and there are so many activities to take part in, from hiking to wine tasting, and I enjoyed them all. Cape Town is such a diverse place where you can always find something to enjoy, no matter your personality type. I completed a Medical Internship for 6 weeks and I loved it. Everything feels different at first and it took me some time to adjust to living and working in a culturally new situation, but the VACorps staff is very helpful. They are always available for assistance and are eager to help you! Because of that, I never felt alone or uneasy and the other interns are also helpful and friendly. I grew exponentially during my internship, both professionally and personally. I learned a lot about myself, especially my strengths and weaknesses. I think it is necessary to come to a foreign place and throw yourself into something that is out of your comfort zone. No matter what, the VACorps staff is there to help at any hour and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Cape Town is amazing and I loved that I was able to learn skills professionally while also exploring this amazing country. I highly recommend VACorps to everyone!”

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Meet past participants:

Nick Newman, Ohio, USA (2022)

Nick is studying Business Economics and Finance at Ohio University. He joined the VACorps program in May 2022 and participated in a finance internship at a financial advisory firm.   “I chose Cape Town after […]

Drew Marshall, Connecticut, USA (2022)

Drew joined the VACorps program in February 2022 as part of his GAP year, and participated in an internship at a local surfboard manufacturing company. He attends University of Virginia and is majoring in […]

Leyla Theunissen, New York, USA (2021)

Leyla, pictured on the left, joined the VACorps program in 2021 and completed a business internship at an urban farming NGO as part of her GAP Year.  She will begin her studies at the […]

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