Volunteer: Ben Wiechman
I served as a Community Development Peace Corps Volunteer on the island of St. Lucia from 2007-2009 and currently work at the University of Kansas as a Peace Corps Recruiter.
Contributions from Ben Wiechman
While serving as a PCV on the island of St. Lucia, I really enjoyed the opportunity to have a crack at learning another language, and had the chance to take extended Patios lessons alongside a fellow PCV and friend. One of the most satisfying and amusing parts of my Patios lessons was learning seemingly inapplicable vocabulary that somehow extraordinarily enough found its way into everyday conversations. One day, when my fellow PCV was disappointingly absent attending a meeting, leaving me f...
This is a picture of me and a couple of friends erecting the greasy pole as part of Independence Day activities in St. Lucia. While it looks difficult putting it up, it certainly proved much more challenging for community members to scale to the top and claim the cash prize, and of course, a bottle of rum.