The keys to integration into your community and re-integration into America

Peace Corps Volunteers are doing it. Volunteers go to Ethiopia, for example, to share the conditions of people who live in abject misery — no running water or plumbing, inconsistent electricity, crumbling hovels which scarcely afford shelter from wind or rain and no tools to rebuild them, and sharing those homes with little critters at…

4 Reasons why you should be willing to serve where needed

When I finished out my service 5 months ago, I didn’t get to decide where I went. I didn’t decide whether I could work as a teacher, work with other farmers or work in IT. I, along with my recruiter, looked at possible places and areas that I could work at and I anxiously awaited…

What will my counterpart be like in Peace Corps?

What is a counterpart? A counterpart, or CP, is a Peace Corps term for someone in your community who will help you during your two years to complete your tasks, translate and be the voice for you in your community when yours get lost in cultural barriers and miscommunication. During my time in Ethiopia, I…