Laura Hyde, 130 YinD I want to listen I love listening. When prompted, I always include “good listener” in a list of positive traits about myself. I value being intentional and taking […]
Anna McGillicuddy, 129 YinD – Close of Service Speech I’d like to begin my speech with a thank you to staff Ajaans and Khun Thanakom for giving us voices, Training staff for […]
Olivia Dawson, 129 YinD Dear Theo, Last night, I tried to explain that I was hoping to go ice skating to grandmother Frog in about three weeks, the sun was setting, and […]
Ruhamaiah Bradley, 130 TESS From the outside looking in you may not understand it, and from the inside looking out I couldn’t even begin to explain it. The previous is how I […]
Rae Richards, 129 TESS Welcome to a column meant to explore the highs and lows of Peace Corps volunteer life—in Thailand and beyond! Each month, we highlight a current Peace Corps Volunteer […]
Larissa Delgado, 130 YinD I stared motionless at the river, the cut down tree, and the now empty spot where the tire swings used to be. It was my first week […]
Audrey Ardine, 129 TESS The house we arrived at was surrounded by rubber tree farms. I heard my counterpart whisper something to me – and as soon as I heard the words […]
Barbara Allen, 129 TESS I am a 62-year-old woman serving in the Peace Corps. Every day I wake up and work like hell to do my assigned job: teach English. This means […]
Sometimes we didn’t talk. Sometimes I would play guitar and she doodled in her notebook. We were friends more instant than the coffee here, but I couldn’t deny my feelings.
Larissa Delgado, 130 YinD Welcome to our video series: “57 Questions with a Peace Corps Volunteer.” This video series mimicks the concept of Vogue’s 73 questions, where celebrities answer rapid fire questions […]
It’s my hope in writing this article that the following examples of how we currently-serving volunteers dress will help you — my dear Invitees — thwart the beast that is pre-departure purchasing.
View Monique’s site through Psian’s eyes in the beautiful province of Phetchabun.
Celete Kato, 129 TESS I was unsure of you at first. A bit timid and anxious about the thought of being stuck with you, every day, for over two years. Then we […]
Natalie Garro, 129 TESS For most of my life, I have based my identity around the things I do. Using my actions as the foundation for my self-definition has allowed me to […]
Gabe Reid, 130 TESS Traveling to Bali, Indonesia was, without a doubt, the best trip of my life. I enjoyed everything from the moment we got off of the plane: socializing with […]