Jenna Fitzgerald
Corvallis, Oregon

Jenna participated in a health promotion internship in Cape Town with VACorps in 2018. “My time in Cape Town has been absolutely amazing, and I attribute that to my internship, the people that I met, and the endless activities available in this beautiful city and country. I chose to complete a public health internship in South Africa because I wanted the best opportunity to learn about global health, as well as to apply my knowledge and skills. Thanks to VAC, my placement provided me with a unique opportunity to do just that. At my internship, I educated at-risk adolescent boys on health topics and had the opportunity to form strong relationships with both the boys and the staff members. Beyond my internship, my time spent in Cape Town was full of new friendships and new experiences, such as bungee jumping, safaris, surfing, and gorgeous hikes.”

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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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