Natalie Garro, TESS 129 I’d cried. I’d cried regularly for months, for weeks. I’d cried nearly all day every day for three days before we got the email. I’d cried so much, […]
The smell of alcohol pierces my nostrils. My co-workers frantically disperse hand sanitizer in pocket-sized tubes to prevent the spread of you. I live in the Land of Smiles, which your suffocating masks have smothered. You not only incited hysteria, you robbed us all of the intimacy of touch.
Kayla Kawalec, YinD 132 To Mee: I have to write this one first, because there’s so much I want to say to you, and have always wanted to say to you, but […]
RPCV Neil Pickus is interviewed by his brother, a correspondent for WAMC News, about the recent Peace Corps Evacuation. Listen to the podcast here.
Kayla Myelle Chisholm, YinD 132 The “welcome home”s are hard, but we knew that they would be. The goodbyes were hard, but we knew that those would be too. All the things […]
Ian Tramm, YinD 131 for months all i’d seen were bright lights foreign colors rich and vibrant exciting in their novelty and future promise, woefully all it takes is the volant gust […]
Kevin Lentz, YinD 131 The dawn is slowly giving shape to the rolling hills and tall pine trees that surround my family home in North Georgia. Four days ago, this was a […]
Emily Maginnis, TESS 131 It’s 5 am and I’m wide awake. Could be from the jet lag from Saturday’s flight, or just the unanswered questions building up in my head. Probably both. […]
As their service comes to a close, Peace Corps Thailand volunteers from Group 130 reflect and answer the question, “What’s one thing you loved and one thing learned during service?” Loved and […]
Nhi Le, 130 TESS STAGING I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started Get this party started Makin’ my connection […]
Gabe Reid, 130 TESS Well, bpit term is over now, I’ve explored more of Southeast Asia, my teacher trainings are all wrapped up, and I have officially passed the torched to my […]
Yousif Al-Amin, 129 TESS I started writing as a kid, imagining stories in my head and then jotting them down wherever I could: notebooks, napkins, even providing unsolicited edits in the margins […]
Megan Cindric, 129 YinD My backpack sat untouched in the corner of my room for months. I was in denial about it all, thinking that the end of my service would forever […]
Kayla McCabe, 129 YinD Early last week, some of my kids and I went to help our neighbor Pii Ehm water her banana trees. Dragging buckets from the tap to the trees […]
Celete Kato, 129 TESS When I look back on the past 26 months I feel a deep swell of gratitude, and speaking honestly, relief. Gratitude for the experiences, relief that I survived […]