During PST131 (pre-service training), representatives from the Peer Support & Diversity Network (PSDN) polled Group 131 trainees about questions they had related to integration and identity. PSDN compiled these and presented them […]
Caitlin Navratil, 131 YinD I should have known. I should have known when it took a group of 15 trainees 45 minutes to determine who was going to visit which school. There […]
Caitlin Navratil, 131 YinD I wrote and re-wrote this post three different times. The first time, it was too wordy – more like a memoir, not an ode. The second time, it […]
Once a month we like to share a story we find really interesting from a volunteer’s blog. This month we share one from The Thai Tea. Natalie Heinitz, 131 YinD Today, I […]
Chukwuma Osuji, 131 YinD Ian Tramm, 131 YinD Group 131 reflect on Pre-Service Training in Suphan Buri, Thailand in this video created by Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Chukwuma with the help of […]
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.
Philip Hendrix, 130 TESS I didn’t think much about PST before coming, and when I did I imagined it would be a brutal experience. Either it would be mindnumbingly tedious or it […]
Ruhamaiah Bradley, 130 TESS Most nights, I eat alone. On occasion I am joined by my mae. We sit in silence. Both of us acknowledging and appreciating the other’s presence but aware […]
Skyler Matthias, 130 YinD In 159 seconds, Peace Corps Trainee Skyler shares the highlights of his group’s Pre-Service Training in Suphan Buri, Thailand.
Have You Eaten Yet? Season 2, Episode 8: Why I Joined. Join HYEY? at PC Pre-service Training (PST) as we interview new volunteers and ask them why they joined the Peace Corps.
Jordan Limoges, Ukraine 46 My host dad during PST in Ukraine was exactly the kind of stereotypical Eastern European man you imagine when someone says “Vladimir Putin”, except his name was Nikolay. A big, […]