1. Dominican Republic Bubbles, Bubbles, & More Bubbles

    Once I broke out the bubbles to the children in my community it was a free for all (and made for a fun time!).

  2. Dominican Republic Bahoruco Beach

    My site, Bahoruco, while in the Dominican Republic, was located in the Southwestern part of the country on the Caribbean Sea. Fishing was one of the main job sources for the community.

  3. Dominican Republic Building Latrines

    Working with another volunteer and her community, we helped to build over 40 sanitary latrines.

  4. Dominican Republic Cut & Paste

    Here is a child who attended one of my art camps that I facilitated in the Dominican Republic. We were making cards for Valentine's Day.

  5. Dominican Republic Two Years Gone By

     In what seems like a dream or a blink of an eye, over two years have flown by with the speed of a hummingbird's wings.  The feeling is entirely bittersweet; I'm happy to be coming home to the things that are comfortable and known, yet sad to leave my new home that I've adjusted to and even thrived in.  I spent so long trying to make a place for myself here and now it's time to leave the people, locations, and things that make this culture so vibrant --  Music, food, history, natural beauty. ...

  6. Dominican Republic Larimar

    Larimar (lar-ee-mar) is a rare blue variety of pectolite found only in the southwestern region of the Dominican Republic. My main assignment during my two years of service as a Community Economic Development volunteer was to work with an artisan association that produced beautiful jewelry made out of this stone.

  7. Dominican Republic Carnival in La Vega, DR

    A month long endeavor, Carnaval is a religious-based celebration that takes place in February in the Dominican Republic. La Vega, located in the middle of the country, is the largest, most well-known Carnaval celebrations on the island.

  8. Fiji Test Results Are In

    Students in Fiji take standardized tests just like in America. On our island the leaders and community gather together while the students are testing. There is a service, prayer, and a feast celebrating the expected results. After the test is completed and sealed the teacher goes over the tests with the kids because they are so anxious to see how well they did!

  9. Fiji Fatele Fancy Feet

    We were stationed on Kioa Island in Fiji. It was a unique situation because the island was inhabited by a group of Polynesians in the midst of Melanesian Fiji. Kioa was bought in 1946 by the people of Vaitupu, an island in the nation of Tuvalu, with money earned from American Armed Forces during WWII and settled October 26, 1947 by 37 original settlers. The Tuvaluans brought with them only their culture, religion, and lifestyle - which have been preserved and are still in tact today. This i...

  10. Fiji Wedding Bliss

      We were stationed on Kioa Island in Fiji. It was a unique situation because the island was inhabited by a group of Polynesians in the midst of Melanesian Fiji. Kioa was bought in 1946 by the people of Vaitupu, an island in the nation of Tuvalu, with money earned from American Armed Forces during WWII and settled October 26, 1947 by 37 original settlers. The Tuvaluans brought with them only their culture, religion, and lifestyle - which have been preserved and are still in tact today. This i...

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