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
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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
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
“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