Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life

What are The Positives and Negatives of Doing Peace Corps?

What are the positives and negatives of doing Peace Corps? How hard is the first year, anyway? An RPCV dishes.

Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life · The United States

A Year of Returning Home from the Peace Corps

What’s it like to return home after the Peace Corps? What does the process of re-integration into American life look like? One RPCV shares.

Guest Posts · Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life

10 Things You’ll Only Do as a PCV in Cameroon

It’s no secret: I haven’t been in Peace Corps for awhile now — but one of the cool things about Peace Corps is that you’re always a part of the larger Peace Corps network! Which is why, I’m happy to present you all with a guest post from a current PCV, Anne Nathanson, who is serving in…… Continue reading 10 Things You’ll Only Do as a PCV in Cameroon

Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life

You Won’t Save The World as a Peace Corps Volunteer

Before I begin: As an RPCV who loved her service, I’d like to wish you all a happy Peace Corps week. But now, *ahem* for the real reason you came here: that catchy title that I used to lure you in here. You won’t save the world as a Peace Corps Volunteer So, you want…… Continue reading You Won’t Save The World as a Peace Corps Volunteer

Africa · Madagascar · Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life

Veloma Madagascar — I’m an RPCV Now!

Yesterday was my first full day as an RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer). Except, I’m not returned. My friend Liz, who I’ll be travelling with for the next few months, joked that it meant “Recovering Peace Corps Volunteer”. That seems more suiting, since neither of us will return until Christmas. But whatever it means, it’s a pretty…… Continue reading Veloma Madagascar — I’m an RPCV Now!

Africa · Madagascar · Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life

Success! 22,000 Books Finally Arrive in Madagascar

After months of frantically e-mailing, running around Tana, and bugging the group of Peace Corps volunteers involved in the Books for Africa project (which I’m sure people are sick and tired of hearing me talk about) I finally found myself standing in a Tana school yard, with the tangible result of all of our efforts…… Continue reading Success! 22,000 Books Finally Arrive in Madagascar

Africa · Madagascar · Peace Corps · The Nomadic Life

Breaking Up with Madagascar

I need to get out of Madagascar. And I will leave, to East Africa, in 40-some days. Don’t take this to mean I dislike Madagascar — I’m lucky to have been placed here for my service in Peace Corps and there some truly wonderful things about the island, but two years is enough. I like to use the analogy of…… Continue reading Breaking Up with Madagascar