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Parent-Teacher Conferences

When I arrived at school, I saw the form E students out front of their classrooms polishing their shoes, and they told me that wanted to look their very best for when their parents arrived. 476 more words

A Place Called Home

Photo taken by contributor Lakesh, a 36-year-old woman currently serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Her first experience with depression came through a relationship. It was filled with ups and downs, and both pockets of joy and memorable disappointments.  171 more words


"The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love..."

July 17th 2008

9:00 pm _ Cape Verde Time

What a day/night.  When they say “this will be the toughest job you’ll ever love…”, they certainly got the “tough” part right.  268 more words

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Week 1 and Done.

So this post is about a week late, but oh well.

Week 1 of training was, in one word, OVERWHELMING. 

New climate, new food, a full schedule, full Spanish immersion with my host family, new third language, new family, new forms of transportation; lots of new and lots of change.  505 more words

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It's Finished!

There were many days when I though I would never finish this library before I finished my Peace Corps service. However, with just a few weeks left in my village I have finally managed to do just that! 405 more words

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One Year Down, One Year to Go

The sad occasion of the departure of two of my beloved site-mates, Joanna and Isabel, makes me realize that I myself became a Volunteer a year ago today, May 23, 2014, after 11 weeks of training. 597 more words


“The toughest job you’ll ever love,” or Thoughts on Peace Corps and Sustainable Development

“It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love” or so says the Peace Corps slogan. Now that I am near the close of my service, I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on my work as a Peace Corps volunteer. 1,665 more words

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