1. Madagascar Gardening in Northern Madagascar

    A host brother helps with watering gardens in Northern Madagascar

  2. Cambodia Wadin' In the Water

     Friday, October 15, 2010. In Cambodia, to be eligible to become a lower secondary school teacher, one must hold a certificate of general secondary education, pass an entrance exam and undertake two-years training at one of the six regional teacher training centers (RTTC), which are located in Battambang, Prey Veng, Takeo, Kampong Cham, and Kandal provinces. Upon successful completion of the RTTC training, graduates are warded a certificate of pedagogical training, qualifying them to teach 7t...

  3. Cambodia Grace Admist the Challenges

    My memories of her would suggest that my maternal grandmother, Jennie Inge Vester would probably call what I felt on the morning of July 22, 2010, one year after boarding the plane to Cambodia -- grace. Loaded down with a large backpack of “just in case” outfits, at 5:45 a.m. I walked the 1 kilo to P’sa T’may (New Market) to catch the Battambang City bus to Phnom Penh for my 50th birthday celebration. Walking along Highway 5, witnessing the sunrise and responding to calls in Khmer to buy brea...

  4. Belize Father and Son

    This Rasta family lived next to a freind of mine on Caye Caulker. I asked the father if he'd let me take a piture of his son - he agreed but didn't want to look into the lense. The baby was so cute, he'd just come out of the bath. Years later someone saw this on my flickr account - turned out to be the child's aunt - she was delighted.

  5. Azerbaijan Azerbyegone

    I wrote this song and filmed this video the day before I left the United States for 2 years to volunteer in the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan. It is dedicated to my friends and family who continue to keep in contact with me even though I'm thousands of miles away.      

  6. Azerbaijan Magical Azerbaijan

    In a village just outside of Sheki, Azerbaijan lies this beautiful 13th century church set against a backdrop of the Greater Caucasus mountain range.  To get here, my two good friends and I took an old, rickety marshrutka (think Soviet-era cargo bus complete with side benches and holes in the floor) up the hill from Sheki to Kish. As we got off the bus to pay our nominal 25 cent fare, the driver smiled, politely refused our payment, welcomed us as his guests, and then continued rolling down ...

  7. Kazakhstan September 1st

    September 1st celebration marking the first day of the school year in Kazakhstan.

  8. Azerbaijan Moments of awareness

    One of the most difficult parts of becoming a volunteer is the Pre-Service Training prior to swearing into the US Peace Corps. This photo was taken in our training community, and seeing this type of thing every day helped us to become more aware of just how different life was going to be for us.

  9. Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Bride

    During my traditional Azerbaijani wedding my husband and I broke the rules and smiled American style! Traditionally, no one smiles in wedding photos in this post soviet country, but we couldn't help but just combine our styles!

  10. Samoa Dramatic Coastline in Samoa

    Eight-year old Lio, explores lava fields on the coast of southern Upolu.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.