Sometimes you have to take a leap. I did it once already when I got on that plane to go to Thailand and this summer I did it again. This time I did not go as far away as Thailand in my search for something new, instead I returned to more familiar grounds. I moved … Continue reading New Faces in Familiar Places
The Peace Corps subreddit has a thread about what our hypothetical Peace Corps memoirs would be titled and there are definitely some gems up already. You should check it out here if you are curious. That got me thinking about what I might title my hypothetical Peace Corps memoir if I were to ever write … Continue reading What’s Your Peace Corps Memoir Title?
As an RPCV I have the opportunity to look at my service as a whole and to see what I learned in Peace Corps. So, what did Peace Corps teach me? What pearls of wisdom did I come away with? Peace Corps taught me that I have neither the passion nor the patience for teaching, … Continue reading What Peace Corps Taught Me
I was you. Once. I remember those last few days at home soaking in the sights, sounds, food, and familiarity of home because pretty soon I'd be saying good bye to it all for two years. Perhaps that's where you're at. Perhaps you're at staging. Perhaps you're already in country. No matter, I went through … Continue reading Some Notes to Future Peace Corps Volunteers
Last week the first of my group, group 127, COSed. If COS wasn't real before it definitely is now since people are actually closing out their service and leaving for jobs, home, travel, etc. In just under a month I too will join the ranks of RPCVs from my group. Now that people are actually COSing … Continue reading How to Say Goodbye Part 1
So I know it's been a while, the end of service can be a surprisingly busy time for PCVs. Around Thanksgiving my group had our COS, Close of Service conference, the COS conference happens a few months and it's where you learn about all the paperwork and other closing out procedures you must finish before … Continue reading The Beginning of Goodbye
Erin Capina, YinD 127 History and Epidemiology Malaria is a vector-borne disease caused by parasites and spread via female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is an ancient disease; malaria or a disease like it has been noted for more than 4,000 years. In fact, symptoms of malaria were described in 2700 BC in ancient Chinese medicinal writings […] … Continue reading Malaria