1. Kazakhstan The Lesson's Never Over

    Walking home from a day of teaching, I found myself surrounded by a group of my 7th grade students who were eager to keep practicing their conversation skills.

  2. Honduras A Last Night on the Island

    A Last Night on the Island  A feeling of authenticity runs over your soul if you sit at a local eatery on a Sunday night in Utila. As you sit on a wooden bench you lean against the open screen-less windowsill to feel the cool night air greet the warmth of the restaurant’s interior. Your friends around the rectangular table are tired and content reflecting on their morning dives and under the orange glow of the Chinese lamps they are patiently awaiting their plates of barracuda, wahoo, or ...

  3. Vanuatu Relief From the Heat

    Spanky the Peace Corps Dog takes a small respite from the heat and humidity in a luxurious muddy puddle after a one mile walk along North Efate's Ring Road. When asked, why? he barked, Don't judge me...a dog's gotta do what a dog's gotta do!"

  4. Vanuatu Got Laplap?

    I fell in love with Taro Laplap after visitng the island of Ambae in Vanuatu. Laplap is a traditional baked dish of Vanuatu made of root crops (taro in this case), beef, cabbage and buckets of coconut milk. mmmmmm!

  5. Vanuatu Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    My Onesua Presbyterian College's Girls' Club meets every Wednesday afternoon to discuss quality of good leaders, embracing our inner Goddess and encouraging confidence in each other. The theme for this afternoon was 'let your inner Goddess shine' in front of the camera. It wasn't until the end of the photo shoot that we realized our 'GIRLS CLUB' poster was missing an L...hence the laughter, now we're known as the GIRRRRRS Club! 

  6. Vanuatu On the Dance Floor

    Students of Onesua Presbyterian College let loose on the dance floor during one of our Entertainment Friday night events where they had the chance to show off their best custom dance in hopes of winning points for their dorm. 

  7. Mali Fast

    It's Pre-Service Training, it's Ramadan. This is how the days go. You wake up at four AM stumbling out from underneath your mosquito net with a full bladder, flashlight in hand, wiggling into flip flops and pressing the door open, careful not to touch the crickets inside the door frame, who stopped chirping, for once goddammit, when your flashlight turns on, flickering between gripping fingertips. You walk outside where the host sisters have prepared breakfast. Maybe you walk to the nyegan ...

  8. Moldova Peace Corps Panel for FLEX Participants in Moldova

    Future Leaders Exchange program is a US Government sponsored program which offers the opportunity to spend one academic year in the US studying in an American high school living with an American host family. Recipients of FLEX scholarships are selected by an independent panel of experienced educators in the United States of the basis of merit demonstrated in application materials. (http://www.americancouncils.md/news/279)A group of Peace Corps Volunteers attended the FLEX preparation su...

  9. Moldova GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Seminars in Socola, Soldanesti, Moldova

    GLOW was contacted by the director of the local school in Socola, Soldanesti to come and conduct a seminar on a variety of topics. The first day we worked with the younger women (who ended up returning the second day as well) and the second day we worked with the older women. Our topics ranged from how to plan a seminar and future planning to nutrition, health and self esteem. This seminar has probably been one of the most memorable for me because our host was amazing and opened not ...

  10. Moldova Happy Easter!

    Peresecina, Orhei, Moldova after a delicious Easter Dinner I decided to play on the farm.

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