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Counseling/Psychology Internships in Cape Town, South Africa

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

YIPSA in VACorps

VACorps set me up with YIPSA and it was incredible. I worked hands on with therapy and prisoners, I had my own clients at my at risk youth centre, and I connected with people in the mental health field. I was exposed to such a multicultural experience at a crucial point in my development as a psychologist and VAC helped me to accomplish that.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Internship Placement

    10

International Psychology Internship Experience

I had such a great experience interning through VAC at a psychiatric inpatient hospital in South Africa. I learned so much at my internship, the placement was a perfect match. Interning abroad was an important life experience for me to grow both personally and professionally, but also to set me apart from other applicants when applying to doctoral programs. I am proud to say I have received offers of admission from three Clinical Psychology PhD programs and all the schools wanted to talk about my internship in Africa during the interviews! If you are on the fence, I would tell you to absolutely go! It can open so many doors for you! If you would like to hear more about my amazing experience check out my alumni interview at this link: http://www.goabroad.com/interviews/leah-kaylor-2014-program-participant

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health and Safety

    3

  • Social Life

    9

Never be sad in Africa

My internship taught me to be comfortable with my own initiative. I was alone for the first six weeks so I had to get over being shy. During my internship, I have had a platform to practice my social working skills which has taught me a lot. The staff was amazing and very inspirational too so I have also learned a lot from them personally.