Peace Corps to Career: A life outside the comfort zone


Your Weekly Glimpse of the Peace Corps Experience

Corps to Career: A life outside the comfort zone

06/08/2017 12:00 AM EDT

Justin Parmenter was a secondary education Volunteer in Albania from 1995 to 1997.

Not long ago I had the privilege of being a teacher chaperone for a group of American eighth graders on an exchange trip to southern France.

My students are my teacher: Together we are growing

06/07/2017 12:00 AM EDT

Midwifery students in Tanzania.

To my 200-plus midwifery students — you know who you are — this is dedicated to you and all that you have taught me during my ten months as a visitor in your beautiful country. I hope you recognize how truly special each and every one of you are.

Tess with her students.

A chance meeting leads to intercontinental friendship fostered through letters

06/05/2017 12:00 AM EDT

Cate and Kelsi on the Camino de Santiago

A friendship between returned Volunteer Cate (Togo 2005-07) and current Volunteer Kelsi (Tonga 2016-18) grew through letter writing and a shared love of art. The weekly exchange of letters has helped encourage Kelsi during her service.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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