Every volunteer has a unique experience depending on the location, religion, and traditions of their site. Each month we will explore a new volunteer’s site through the eyes of a visiting volunteer […]
Artwork by Natalie Garro She is soft in a hard world and she loves despite it all and she is magic. For more PCV Artwork click here.
Theresa Kozelka, 129 YinD I had my first encounter with the supernatural on a sunny March morning. Things were far from unusual. I woke up around 6 o’clock in the morning to […]
Clarence Say, 129 TESS Spend 2 minutes in Satun with Clarence’s P2 students.
Counterparts and Community of Group 130 Every year, during the first few months of service, Peace Corps staff visit the new group of Peace Corps Volunteers at their sites to see how […]
Dalton Striedel, 129 YinD The 12 Stages of The Hero’s Volunteer’s Journey I’m a nerd. I’ve always been obsessed with myths, legends, and superheroes. Something about a hero triumphing over his inner […]
Yousif Al-Amin, 129 TESS Hummus – بالطحينة حُمُّص Ingredients: 3 cups chickpeas 2 cloves garlic, sliced ¼ cup lemon/lime juice 1 ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp tahini Olive oil Directions: Bring a […]
Skyler Matthias, 130 YinD Volunteers all across the country are taking their specific skills they gained through work experience in the United States and translating it to their work in Thailand. In […]
Anna McGillicuddy, 129 YinD WHO ARE YOU? I AM A SPARTAN. WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION? AROO, AROO, AROO. These words were yelled over the loudspeaker and repeated back by everyone standing at […]
Nhi Le, 130 TESS Upon meeting me, most people have trouble pronouncing my name. I usually have to repeat myself once, if not twice, in addition to physically pointing to my knee. […]
Barbara Allen, 129 TESS Things I am learning in my Thai ladies aerobics class: The distinction between humility and shame. I think it starts with the clothes. Here, they are sort of […]
Christalynn Hamer, 130 TESS The best days are the imperfect ones. The ones where you’ve had enough egg on your face to make a couple servings of kai giao; the ones where […]
Once a month we like to share a story we find really interesting from a volunteer’s blog. This month we share one from Bethany Goes Beyond. Bethany McHugh, 130 TESS These past […]
129 & 130, Peace Corps Thailand Magazine Staff This quarter Peace Corps Thailand Magazine welcomed 22 new volunteers onto our staff. We asked everyone to respond to our writing prompt for this quarter, “Home is…” as a way to introduce our new team. Celete Kato, 129 TESS Home is not a physical place, person, or […]
Bigger Than Boxes presented by GAD (Gender and Development Committee) Natalie Garro, 129 TESS Content Warning: Some sensitive and offensive language is used. Introduction The purpose of this month’s BTB article is simple: […]