1. St. Lucia Dennery Floods

    In October 2010, one week before my COS date, my village of Dennery on the east coast of St Lucia flooded. It was a devastating flood and many homes were damaged. Here is a resourceful member of my village getting around by refrigerator. 

  2. Moldova Apple Juice, Moldovan Style

    There are two sounds I failed to capture but that you must insert into the video for yourself. The first is the sound of grown men and children alike yelling, “Shhhhhoo! Shhhhhoo!” at the chickens, who sneak over to eat the apple bits. The second is the laughter of the little boy’s sister as he tries to juice apples with the men.  

  3. Moldova Cutting a pig

    How to kill your pig for food, Moldovan style

  4. Moldova Winter in the Moldovan forest

    The second snowfall in my village, which is enveloped in a centuries-old forest

  5. Moldova Gender Roles

    The Romanian language is split into genders, just like French or Spanish. For example, masă, or table, is feminine while scaun, or chair, is masculine. I introduce myself as a profesoară, not a profesor, because I am a woman. This makes teaching gender roles to my 5th-7th grades this week difficult, as the very words I speak have an assigned gender. Usually, the masculine and feminine versions of a word have the same meaning. I may be an americancă and you may be an american, but we are ...

  6. Belize chocolate smiles

    belizean music students enjoying a round of birthday cupcakes to celebrate a sunny december afternoon

  7. St. Lucia Coming Together

    During one of our fundraising awareness walks that we organized, some of the children were spending their time hugging and drinking water.  Just goes to show the Diabetes walk influenced more than just awareness to the issue, but a coming together as well.

  8. Macedonia The Bus....

    September 19, 2010 It was my third week of “practicum” meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays and I was traveling for the fifth time alone by bus to Kumanovo.  I walked farther down the lane than normal to a bus stop that was (to my knowledge at the time) visited by two alternative bus routes, thus increasing my chance of catching a ride to town.  After waiting only a few minutes, and much to my delight, a very large bus barreled down around the corner and glided to a stop. The doors smacked o...

  9. Guatemala End of the Day's Work

    Coffee pickers--men, women and children--washing their sticky costales in the river after picking coffee cherries all day. 

  10. Colombia Give a Man a Fish.Teach a Boy to Fish...

    Boys fishing on a pier on Baru Island, off of Cartagena, Colombia

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