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It's Official

I am now a Peace Corps Volunteer. It’s a title that’s really interesting to use and that we’ve all been working toward for the last 11 weeks. 544 more words

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I Feel Less Alone When My Students Throw Up On Furgons

In Albania, the main form of transportation is by a tiny bus or van, known as a furgon. Furgons are unregulated, meaning they can pretty much be anyone going where they want, when they want. 751 more words


Starting Now

It’s a little over 2 weeks before I head to staging in Philly to meet all the other Peace Corps folks. Until now, I’ve been on a cross country trip which started off in Montana to Washington, all the way to Florida. 229 more words


Preocupaciones / Aspiraciones

“There is a story that when the Mayan people of Guatemala have worries they tell them to the worry people and then place the worry people under their pillows at night. 399 more words

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Rainy Season: What's growing?!

It’s rainy season in The Gambia.  People in my village are farming peanuts, corn, and cous (millet). Green is popping up everywhere and really popping out visually against the gray, cloudy skies.   161 more words

I Can’t Speak Any Language Anymore

As volunteers we joke about the fact that we can’t speak any of the 3 languages we know as part of our service—English, Spanish, and Guaraní. 199 more words


Peru 23 does the #icebucketchallenge

One thing the Peru 23 soon-to-be-official volunteers have in common, we all love to help out a good cause.

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