1. Guatemala Chucho de la Calle

    At 4pm on Monday I headed to the bus with my new puppy Chula which would take us back to the village from the pueblo. The bus didn't actually leave until nearly 5 and during this waiting period the puppy was particularly antsy and I took her off the bus a number of times to try to get her to pee, -but to no avail. The bus was parked on a rather unsafe corner and she kept trying to run off under the bus which made me nervous. Let me just be clear in saying that this dog had 2 rather long wind...

  2. Guatemala Who Will Stop The Rain?

    I was just about to settle onto my bed to watch a movie on my lap top. It was a chilly and rainy night and it seemed like curling up to watch a movie was just the thing to do. As I began get cozy, I happened to look up and notice wet spots on the wall behind my bed. The water was collecting on the wall like beads of sweat and then dripping to the floor. I called Yolanda and Rodolfo's attention to it and they said it was nothing to worry about and suggested I just pull the bed away from the w...

  3. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sea Turtles and Climate Change in SVG

    In the summer of 2011 a group of students from a small village in St. Vincent explored the relationship between global climate change, human activities, and sea turtles in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The project is in conjunction with the Palmer LTER (Long Term Ecological Research) network; as such, it will be shared as a learning opportunity for students in the U.S.

  4. Morocco It's my party

    Balloons and soda are worldwide symbols of a child's birthday. Here guests of the birthday girl patiently await the cutting of the cake and opening of the bottles.

  5. Morocco Celebrating Culture

    Two young Amazigh ladies show off the traditional dress of their region at an English language summer camp. Despite its small appearance, Morocco is as diverse in language and culture as it is in places to visit.

  6. Morocco Always Room for One More

    Volunteers around the world are no stranger to jamming as many people into public transportation as possible. Someone to the left of the driver? That's disconcerting.

  7. Morocco Peace Corps Carnival

    Kids enjoy face painting, bobbing for apples and other joys of the American way at a carnival put on by volunteers during PST. Volunteer Antoine does his best to keep up with these crazy kids.

  8. Morocco Women are Women- Everywhere

    In the small town where I was a volunteer, women wear long black synthetic sheets of fabric wrapped complicatedly around their bodies. The way it's wrapped creates a hood that can be easily pulled together around their mouthes and noses in the event that a man appears. These women are great mothers and superb caretakers. Everyday they clean their entire house, prepare four homemade meals for their families and even find time to pray five times. To the outsider, these women are uneducated and ...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 ...

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