1. Guatemala Mayan Dance

    A group of primary students in a small rural school performed a typical Mayan Dance as part of the festivities for the September 15th, Guatemalan Independence Day. The dress is typical of the municipality of Nebaj; the Ixil Mayan people.

  2. Romania Sunset Strips

    On a warm day in July, this afternoon palette was memorable over a modest home in a village outside of Hunedoara, Romania.

  3. Romania Peace Corps Romania Quarterly Newsletter Excerpt

                     Volunteer Voices Page 11 Winter 2010 What is an American? It seems so long ago, I was sitting in a classroom on the other side of the ocean, having recited the “Pledge of Allegiance” to our flag then opening up a battered hardcover book of World Geography on another Thursday morning at Veazie Street School in Providence, Rhode Island. Back then, I thought about what other kids were doing all the way over in places like, Egypt, Panama, Fiji, or Nigeria. Did they have t...

  4. Romania Legacy of a Generation: The Peace Corps at Fifty

      Where were you in 1961?  It was such a long time ago and many of you weren’t even born yet.  But I was.  And so were many others of us who answered the call to service with the US Peace Corps.  Now, we are some of us grandparents, wanting to leave our own legacies to children and grandchildren.  This life has given us reason to be proud.  When our American president back then, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, spoke at his inauguration to the world, he asked us to look at who we were as Americans ...

  5. Romania My Romanian Holiday

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  6. Mozambique Teaching in Mozambique

    A picture of me with some of my students on my last day of teaching in Inharrime, Mozambique.  I love and miss those kids so very much!

  7. Turkmenistan "Yesterday" in Turkmenistan

    This was for an open lesson in the village of Bereket.  Open lessons are classes where all the English teachers (and supervisors) in the village must attend, and it's followed by a forum where teachers rate and discuss the lesson.  These are the times where teachers must put out their very best lessons.   I aided all of the teachers in lesson planning, and thought what better way than to incorporate a famous English song by our beloved Beatles into the lesson.  After this, songs included...

  8. Azerbaijan Thanksgiving Prep

    Together with another volunteer, we clean the turkey we just bought to eat for our thanksgiving meal.

  9. Georgia Cold Fingers

    This film is a slightly scary and comedic take on the cold winter months in my mountain-town in Georgia.  Sometimes laughter is the best remedy when your snowed in your house with no school.  My host family and I did get a kick out of the video we made during the heavy snowfall and that's why to me it was a success. 

  10. Azerbaijan Looking at her new home

    After the wedding ceremony, the bride is driven in a line of honking cards where she views her new home for the first time. The furniture and decorations are provided by the bride's family as dowry.

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