1. Madagascar Children during Ramadan, Djangoa, Madagascar

    These two little boys, while not participating in the village wide fast for Ramadan, donned special skirts to commemorate the event.

  2. Madagascar Chameleon, Mangabe, Madagascar

    One of a nearly countless variety of chameleons found in Madagascar

  3. Madagascar Ambatoloaka, Madagascar

    Winter on the beach.

  4. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sea Turtles and Climate Change in SVG

    In the summer of 2011 a group of students from a small village in St. Vincent explored the relationship between global climate change, human activities, and sea turtles in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The project is in conjunction with the Palmer LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) network; as such, it will be shared as a learning opportunity for students in the U.S.

  5. Madagascar Lives of Quiet Dignity

    Madagascar, one sometimes forgets, is a country of incredible crushing poverty, a result less of disease and not of war, but of decades of poor governance and missed economic opportunities. Of a population just over twenty million, 75% live below the poverty line. Half are under the age of eighteen and, with the average mother giving birth to 6.6 children (one of the highest birthrates in the world), the population is currently due to double every twenty years.  15% of Malagasy children don’t...

  6. Vanuatu Some more s'mores?

    An American tradition during cool summer nights is getting cozy by the campfire for some songs and s'mores!  Who doesn't enjoy melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows squeezed between two sweet graham crackers?  In Vanuatu cooking over a campfire is far from special.  We cook over it 3 times a day!  I wanted to teach them about our tradition and eat some chocolate!  My mom from home sent along the fixins for s'mores and my host family enjoyed an American treat for the first time.  It was a ...

  7. South Africa Western Medicine in Northeast South Africa

     My host family in the village of Phoshiri has a daughter named Vivian and since I am an honorary member of the family while I am living here, Vivian is one of my “host” sisters.  ‘Vivian’ is her given English name and in her case it is unique that her given English name is far more commonly used than her native Sotho name.  In fact, I cannot even recall her Sotho name come to think of it.  The South Africans call her Vivian and so I do as well.              Vivian is 29 years old and she ha...

  8. Belize Meet me at the River

    This is a video documenting a normal day washing at Silver Creek in the Toledo District of Belize.  After serving two years my husband suggested we record my creek time because that is the thing I will miss the most when we finish our service in October of 2011. 

  9. Kazakhstan 7Sai State of Mind

    A music video, in English and Russian, that our students from English club filmed in their hometown of Zhetysai, Kazakhstan.

  10. Kazakhstan Kazakh Rock

    The kids from our English Club, in the midst of filming a music video about their hometown. On the town square in Zhetysai, in front of the statues of three Kazakh elders.

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