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Learning siSwati is hard

Yesterday, G15 took their language examination, and their stress surrounding the test has made me think quite a bit about my own struggle with learning siSwati. 372 more words

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Didn't pass my LPI, still a PCV

After almost three months of training, the 52 members of my cohort have been sworn in as Peace Corps VOLUNTEERS.

3 weeks of center-based training, 5 weeks of language training and homestay, 1 week of tech immersion, and then a final wrap-up week. 634 more words

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Wednesday photo: Viva vagina

“Viva vagina” was the pumped-up cheer our condom demonstrator gave in the middle of a female condom demonstration.

The session was part of a day-long training about HIV and activities that can be used in our communities for G15 during their Pre-Service Training. 113 more words

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PST Week 9

The last full week of PST is complete! We swear in on Thursday and move to our sites the same day! I’m anxious about leaving Mvouni, but even more excited to get to my site and start making a life for myself in my new home. 416 more words


See you later Puerto Lopez

Two years ago, Puerto Lopez was so unfamiliar and unknown. Nothing more than a town on a map and I remember being so unsure I would ever really be able to call that town home. 464 more words

A moment in my life: Nausea on public transport

Fortunately, I avoided vomiting altogether, but there were a few moments, well more like at least 50 moments – one for each speed bump on my khumbi ride home today – where I was concerned. 106 more words

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What's cooking: Peach cobbler

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, I have a limited food budget. But I also love food–both eating and making it. During PST, I cooked without an oven, refrigeration, and a non-stick skillet. 391 more words

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