1. Thailand Impromptu Classroom

    Here we teach young minds the finer points of "eyes, ears, nose, and mouth," while on a break during Thai language class

  2. Thailand Building Relationships

    These are the students that we taught during our training.  The best part of any classroom is getting to know the silly side of your students.

  3. St. Kitts and Nevis It's better to have something to remember than nothing to regret

    Before leaving for service, I contemplated the friends' weddings I'd miss, babies I’d meet after they were toddlers, holidays I’d spend away from family and milestones I’d miss out on while living in a foreign land. There were the jobs I couldn’t have. The money I couldn’t save. It was all a little overwhelming. Was the Peace Corps worth all that I’d be giving up? Now I know. Yes. But I didn’t realize why until a fellow EC80er was sent back to the states. She wasn’t ready to go. There...

  4. St. Kitts and Nevis 180 degree turn

    From the NBA to the ICC, from sushi to yucky cookup, from driving through 5 lane highways to reckless buses and uphill hikes home, from chilly nights wrapped in blankets to multiple cold showers and fans. But oddly enough, the things I thought I missed the most about home, I missed while I was there. I rubbed my feet back and forth through the soft carpet, blasted MY music in the car while driving, drank endless amounts of milk and OJ, and took long hot showers. But when its out of sig...

  5. Malawi gotta be happy with a bike!

    Bicycling in Malawi is the main mode of transportation. This fellow was having a jolly good time.

  6. Senegal Hoopiness!

    I host a Girls Club in my neighborhood which meets twice a month. I try to involve the girls in creative thought and play.  This week, we made hoops from PVC pipe, connectors, and electrical tape and learn some basic moves.  They were movin' and groovin' in no time--quick learners!  Just before this video was shot, I challenged the girls to hoop in silence for 5 minutes.  As you can see (hear) this didn't really work that well.  The high-pitched moaning is an attempted form of commuication.

  7. St. Lucia St. Lucian Cooking

    Working with volunteers in St. Lucia was an eye opening experience to the Peace Corps Caribbean world.  One night we spent crabbing and boiling chestnuts over open flames...

  8. St. Lucia Chestnuts in St. Lucia

    Working with volunteers in St. Lucia was an eye opening experience to the Peace Corps Caribbean world.  One night we spent crabbing and boiling chestnuts over open flames...

  9. Brazil Building her School

    This little girl was intrigued by the mold used to make the bricks for her new school.

  10. Senegal Hoopiness!

    Bringing the joy of the hula hoop to the children of West Africa.  My Girls Group spent the afternoon making hula hoops and then we practiced our moves.  They were quick learners.

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