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Peace Corps Sensei

One of the most important elements of Peace Corps service is the development of relationships. While forming bonds with local community members increases the chance for sustainability and the general effectiveness of our projects, relationships with our fellow volunteers can be equally important. 352 more words

Guyana

Thankful for Thailand

This week, students all over Thailand made “hand turkeys”, a first for many of them. A popular idea in Peace Corps volunteers’ classrooms, the hand turkeys are not only an easy, fun art project, but a good way to teach about thankfulness and the American holiday we’re celebrating this week, Thanksgiving. 679 more words

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Thankful for Thailand

This week, students all over Thailand made “hand turkeys”, a first for many of them. A popular idea in Peace Corps volunteers’ classrooms, the hand turkeys are not only an easy, fun art project, but a good way to teach about thankfulness and the American holiday we’re celebrating this week, Thanksgiving. 680 more words

Peace Corps Service

Impostors; expectations.

Excerpted from an assignment in my Mentoring in the Sciences course:

Impostor syndrome (IS) is a mentality or belief that one is not successful or has not achieved despite ample outside evidence pointing to the contrary. 341 more words

Hram (Village Day) 2017

Each year, every village, town, and city in Moldova celebrates a holiday called hram.  On this day, friends and family come to visit, large meals are prepared, and there is usually a concert in the evening.  278 more words

Life And Such

What to Expect When You're Not Supposed to Have Expectations

The cultural adaptations that you should prepare to make in Albania are extremely diverse and cover almost every aspect of your lives. But don’t freak out because it’s not nearly as bad as what some people or books might tell you. 1,827 more words

Peace Corps

Expectations vs. Reality

As a PCV, you are constantly being told to lower your expectations. Some might think that this approach is nihilistic or demotivating. However, from my experience it has helped a lot. 155 more words

Peru