1. Romania Through the Eyes of a Volunteer on TongaTime by J.L. McCreedy

    Interview with Natalie Montanaro, RPCV Romania (2009-2012) and RPCV for Peace Corps Response Tonga (2012-2013):   http://tongatime.com/2013/11/11/travel/3rd-goal-through-the-eyes-of-a-volunteer/romania-efl-teacher-subsequently-tonga-china-natalie-montanaro/

  2. Albania Albanian- American Day! Dita Shqiptaro-Amerikane

    Our PST group out in the village of Thanë was asked to do a community project, and we decided that we would like to focus on the promotion of community cohesion outside of school (which rarely happens). So what better way to do this then to throw a big Albanian-American Party! And it was AMAZING. We had over 120 people come out, 100 of them kids from the school. In a town of only around 400 people. The kids had an amazing time, dancing, playing, getting their faces painted and promoting Peace...

  3. Bulgaria Bori Mechkata

    This is a picture of the monument, Bori Mechkata (similar to our Paul Bunyan) where our PST group gathered for language training on sunny days.

  4. Romania And the Cheese Stands Alone

    “We soon reached his cave, but he was out shepherding, so we went inside and took stock of all that we could see. His cheese-racks were loaded with cheeses, and he had more lambs and kids than his pens could hold…When he had so done he sat down and milked his ewes and goats, all in due course, and then let each of them have her own young.  He curdled half the milk and set it aside…” Thus is the excerpt from Homer’s Odyssey (in a translation from the Ancient Greek by Samuel Butler, the Victori...

  5. Romania Hungry for More

    As I sit down to write yet another account of the unique life I’ve had here in Romania Peace Corps, it occurred to me that one of the greatest joys I’ve found has been to visit, nurture, admire, imbibe, or otherwise ingest glorious things from the gardens of my neighbors and my own.  After just having finished a small, but precious bunch of early black grapes (struguri), I decided to take a seat on the wicker bench outside the home of some of my most favorite Romanian friends here in a villag...

  6. Romania On Common Ground

    -Two CofC Grads Share a Peace Corps Thanksgiving   Life in America is one unique experience after another.  We’ve got shops on every corner selling any manner of goods and people who come from all over the globe right next door.  There are languages and foods and religions galore, not to mention opinions, customs and such.  It’s one of the things that we pride ourselves on and truly, it is not lost on us Peace Corps volunteers as we change our usual habitat for something bigger than ourselves...

  7. Georgia World AIDS Day Initiative Group

    In Akhaltsikhe, Georgia, Peace Corps volunteers McKinze Cook, Kelley Gallagher, Kimberly Tramel and Sean Fredericks, along with EVS and Teach-and-Learn-With-Georgia volunteers, worked together to create a peer education initiative group comprised of local teenagers. These young people received a series of trainings about HIV and AIDS, then used that information to design a comprehensive campaign to increase awareness in their community. On World AIDS Day, December 1, the initiative group took...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Kazakhstan Happy Halloween!

    The women working at my school loved our Halloween costumes--and our American candy.

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