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Until the Cows Come Home

Almost one year ago, when I first arrived in South Africa, the cows scared me. Not just like a minor freak out, rather a desire to walk a completely different path going way out of the way to where I was going in order to avoid the cow kind of a big deal. 298 more words

Wednesday photo: Handmade photo booth props

I have spent the last week in Christmas party preparation mode.

Christmas in June, you ask? Apparently it’s a Peace Corps thing, and it makes some sense in Swaziland with June having colder weather than December. 97 more words

Peace Corps


Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend MOYOLO (Metolong Youth Optimizing Leadership Opportunities) Camp! This was my friend Katie’s project, which she has been working through ups and downs to make a reality for months. 368 more words

Home Sweet Home

It happened! After 9 weeks of intensive pre-service training, our group of 14 trainees were sworn in as US Peace Corps volunteers!

The ceremony took place in Okahandja and we were joined by the Ambassador to Namibia as well as a member of Parliament. 1,160 more words

Pre-Service Training

the volunteer in the zoo cage

There is one experience that most volunteers would consider universal in some fashion or another; the feeling of being a zoo animal trapped for the viewing pleasure, commenting, and ogling of curious onlookers. 428 more words

Health and Family Life Education  (HFLE)

One of the most challenging and most fulfilling things about volunteering with the Peace Corps is the freedom to work within the community in a variety of ways, most of which are not set ahead of time. 577 more words


Poco a Poco: Figuring out what I'm doing here!

Hi! I’ve officially been at my site for exactly one month and one week. I’m still getting settled in and finding my way around, but I finally discovered a good bakery near my house and a few good¬† 752 more words