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Interview Series: Sydney, Peace Corps Moldova

I’m Sydney. I’m an M-28 Health Education Volunteer! Here is a brief introduction about myself and why I chose to join the Peace Corps.

I’m from Monroe, Georgia it is a small town located between Atlanta and Athens. 796 more words


The Big Why: Why TEFL? Why Benin?

So, both amongst my friends back home and in my new community in Taïacou, I get asked why the heck I decided to become a TEFL teacher and move my American backside thousands of miles away from my family—a whole continent apart—to West Africa to teach a bunch of kids out what’s referred to as “ 1,032 more words

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Time to Get S'Mashramani'd

Last Monday was Guyana’s Republic Day. Always celebrated on February 23rd, it is a national holiday for (can you guess? yes) the day Guyana became a Republic. 527 more words

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Pivot fun

Barack Obama’s ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy, first articulated in 2012, is missing a key component: culture.

While Googling around for something else, I came across data from the Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, a US Congressional agency. 863 more words

Jame DiBiasio

If Shoes Could Talk

All in a day’s walk. Thank goodness for scrub brushes.


Packing for Training in Tana

Squeezing everything I can in a backpack for training the new volunteers. And making room for Nutella. Taking the essentials.