Johnna Bakalar
Connecticut, USA

“I absolutely loved Cape Town and was shocked about how well I fit in and how quickly I got comfortable here! My experience at my internship was extremely valuable and relevant to my future career and I learned a great deal about how the public health system functions in South Africa. I completely recommend Cape Town and VACorps to anyone, and wouldn’t trade the amazing experiences I’ve had with the awesome people I’ve met for anything.”

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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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