Pretty Boss Shows: Why I Love PBS Reason # 16:... →
prettybossshows: In September 2006, I left my home of Tucson, Arizona for what would be the most important two years of my life. After 3 days in Philadelphia, I was on a plane to Banjul, The Gambia, a country I had never heard of 10 weeks ago. I joined the United States Peace Corps with this vague…
U.S. Department of State: One Billion Rising →
statedept: About the Author: Ambassador Luis CdeBaca serves as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and directs the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Today all over the world people — men and women — will rise in solidarity and call for an end to…
An Open Letter
thesharpiemarkerapproach: Dear Person Contemplating Joining Peace Corps, I imagine that you’re at a transition point in your life. Perhaps you’ve just graduated, perhaps you’re going through a career change, perhaps you have an itch for something more that can’t be scratched. Whatever the reason, here you are: contemplating joining Peace Corps. But should you? Is it right for you? Honestly,...
Bislama Word of the Week: Tabu
lynnovermyer: Tabu adj. forbidden, prohibited 2. holy 3. n restriction, prohibition I hear “tabu” when: Sitting on mats under the mango trees when my niece Marinette tries to eat a leaf or a pencil or my brother’s toe. “Tabu” can be used to mean “No”. I hear “tabu” in church- Papa God, Jesus Son, mo Tabu Spirit. “Tabu” can also mean “Holy”. I see the “Tabu Tri” the Namele on the Vanuatu...
I wanted to travel, I wanted to learn skills that would be useful for the rest...– University of Colorado Boulder alumnus and Peace Corps/Swaziland Volunteer Andrew Warren Nute