Nicholas Sorensen
Georgia, USA

“I choose Cape Town as the site for my internship because it was highly recommended to me by many friends and family members as one of the most unique and exciting places to travel and to experience. Additionally, the socioeconomic and historical background of this city and country as a whole makes it a completely unique experience for me and added greatly to my personal and professional development. I feel that I learned so much just from experiencing and meeting the people here. As a whole, the internship that I was placed in helped me to grow personally by showing me how to better relate to people who are very different than me and forced me to come outside of my comfort zone. My internship also helped me develop professionally by exposure to different problems within healthcare and showing me how medicine spans far beyond the hospital and extends into the towns and cultures that compose a country. My favourite part of my internship were the friendships I made and experiences I had with them. Overall, this was an incredible experience that has helped me to gain perspective on so many different areas of life.”

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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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