Online Dating: My Coping Mechanism for Boredom

The Peace Corps warned us that boredom and loneliness may cause a problem at times, and asked us to think of some coping mechanisms. I came up with a new one: online dating. My days are...read more

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When to Give Money and When Not To

One of the challenges I face while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, Africa, is when to give money and when not to. My views on this matter are constantly changing based on...read more

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My Community Development Project in Lesotho

  After ten months in Lesotho, I’ve finally figured out a community development project that the principal, teachers and parents at my rural school, show positive signs of being invested in. My original project of starting a...read more

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My First Basotho Funeral

  It’s very sad but there seems to be at least one funeral every Saturday in my village in Lesotho, Africa, and I experienced my first Basotho funeral yesterday. My counterpart, the 7th grade teacher at my...read more

My Marriage Proposal in a Taxi

Today was one of those “rare” days in Lesotho, were everything fell into place, and to top it all off, I received a marriage proposal. I’m not sure how this happened, but it might have...read more

Panic Mode The Morning of My Peace Corps Presentation

To say that I was in panic mode the morning of my Peace Corps presentation is an understatement; I couldn't open any files on my computer. Fortunately my local Geek Squad came to the rescue...read more

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How can I live such different lives, and be the same person inside?

If you follow me on Facebook, you'll see that I've been traveling from Lesotho to Paris to California, and I keep asking myself, how can I live such different lives, and be the same person...read more

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Join Me on July 19th For My Peace Corps Presentation

  If you’re considering serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, or you're curious to learn more about what it’s really like to move away from luxuries like electricity, toilets, showers and running water, join me on July...read more

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How Do I Improve My Students’ English?

  My counterpart and I gave grade 5 the composition part of their test. We selected a picture from a book with an African boy sitting under a tree, looking at the contents of a shoe...read more

Working as a Peace Corps Volunteer Can be Tricky

Working as a Peace Corps volunteer in a foreign culture can be tricky. On the one hand, you need to be respectful and not impose your ways on the people you work with, and on...read more

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