Eleni Kittakis
Athens, Greece

Eleni participated in a social work internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. “I am considering going to Grad School for a Master’s in Social Work and wanted to get more experience in the field before committing. I found VACorps, a program which gave me the opportunity to intern in any field, tries to find your ideal placement and is in a beautiful city, so I immediately decided to apply. I am so grateful to have been placed at a site that fit me perfectly and only confirmed my passion for Social Work! Beyond my internship, I really enjoyed spending my free time going hiking. There are so many great hikes to choose from and I will certainly be back to complete the ones that I didn’t have time to while I was here. I am so grateful for all the wonderful people I was able to meet during my time here.”

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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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