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Impressions of China

Taking off on the plane to Beijing was a strange feeling: I’d been in Mongolia for over a year and it was so surreal to be leaving, just for a while, for a new view in a different country and culture. 1,505 more words


One Month til forever.

Today marks the one month countdown until staging. I’m not sure where to even begin….. My hands quiver as I sit in this boba cafe trying to figure out what to write (Grandma doesn’t have Wifi). 1,012 more words

Community Youth Empowerment Project

The Hammock

First it was the reading of the Peace Corps Pledge, aloud, in a cavernous hotel conference room with poor acoustics. I promise…I will face..I will embrace..I am a Peace Corps Volunteer… 760 more words

1 Week and 6,678 Miles or 10,747 Kilometers Later…

I’m home.

The journey back was long, exhausting, and emotionally draining. Saying goodbye to familiar support networks, good beer, green chili, and delivery pizza was a challenge. 1,089 more words

My Bologna, too.

If you find yourself in the middle of the path of your life, and you lost your way… cut yourself a slice of Bologna.

If, per chance, your heart has also been broken by a Peace Corps Volunteer to the South African nation of Lesotho, whose hurried departure stung no less than the irony of having once loved someone who dares to medicate his Peter Pan Syndrome by flaunting what’s left of his white hair.. 26 more words


Alba Arana of Los Angeles Selected for Peace Corps Education Assignment in Dominican Republic

Peace Corps Volunteer Profile:

Name: Alba Arana

Age: 23

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Alma Mater: Mount Saint Mary’s University, Sociology, 2015… 386 more words


Just Another Day at Work

5:30 am I wake up and roll out of my hammock. I put some water on the stove to boil for my coffee. Drink some coffee, make some oatmeal, feed my cat and chickens, lock the house, and hit the path out of site. 489 more words