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3 Months In

This weekend I’ll have been in Guyana for 3 months… That makes it the longest I’ve been outside the country in one consecutive trip – and it’ll be several months before I go home for a visit. 970 more words


"The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love"

“Peace Corps is the toughest job you’ll ever love.” This statement couldn’t be any more true. Peace Corps is hard. It involves living in a developing country where almost nobody speaks your language, while you’re trying to learn theirs. 250 more words

Fun Facts

Fun Facts:

  • Indonesia comprises 17,508 – 18,306 islands and 8,844 that have been named according to estimates made by the Government of Indonesia, with 922 of those permanently inhabited.
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Visiting Taylor

Earlier this month I had a week off from school as students took their examinations. With a spare week and no other plans I decided to visit some nearby PCVs, enabling me to get out of my desa and see more of West Java. 1,792 more words

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Legal Clearance and Spring Update

Today I received an email that officially granted me legal clearance! That means that staging is a little over four months away! It still seems like a far way off to me but it also feels like it is getting a lot closer. 1,015 more words


Two Weeks In. Watch out for the Snake Pit.

Preface: There was no Snake Pit. Just a long running joke here among Peace Corps Namibia Group 45 trainees. Continue reading…

Where am I?

Who am I with? 1,592 more words

Love is like Diving with Great Whites

It takes a strong person to stand beside someone hell-bent on volunteering with the Peace Corps for two years. John did just that and more. While I was first applying I had to submit three recommendations: one from a professor, a previous employer and a good friend. 822 more words