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Peace Corps to AmeriCorps – Emily Milcent, Indonesia 2016-2018

August 21, 2018

Service doesn’t stop when you close your service, and Emily Milcent is a perfect example. She spent two years teaching English in Indonesia and is now starting a new position as an AmeriCorps volunteer. We talk about her in time on Java, the most populated island in the world, her amazing post card project, and why you need rice with every meal. […]

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Teaching English from Zambia to Japan -Shou Yuan, Zambia 2013-2016

August 14, 2018

After three years of serving as a rural education development volunteer in Zambia, where he taught English, Shou Yuan headed for rural Japan to continue teaching English. We talked over Skype during his recent visit home to the US, and explored the similarities and differences of teaching English and living in two very different countries.  […]

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A Year in Review – Some of My Favorite Stories

August 7, 2018

Today marks a complete year of sharing stories of current and returned volunteers! It has been an amazing year, packed with even more amazing conversations. Each interview has filled me with energy and continually reaffirmed why I started this podcast. […]

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The Power of Deeply Integrating – Christopher MacAlpine-Belton, The Dominican Republic 2013-2016

July 31, 2018

Aided by his appearance and language ability, Christopher MacAlpine-Belton was able to deeply integrate into his community in the Dominican Republic. His level of integration allowed him to challenge the status quo and develop rich and meaningful relationships. This week, Christopher reflects on his service, the challenges he and other volunteers faced, and provides tips that any volunteer can use to better integrate into their community.  […]

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Out of the rainforest and on to Shark Tank – Evan Delahanty of Peaceful Fruits, Suriname 2011-2013

July 10, 2018

After the challenge of serving in a village deep in the rainforest of Suriname, Evan was up for another: becoming an entrepreneur and creating a company that would provide sustainable income to Amazon communities via delicious, healthy fruit snacks. In perfect Peace Corps fashion, Evan started Peaceful Fruits with a batch of fruit snacks made in his mother’s oven, packaged in ziplock bags, that he sold at his local farmer’s market. […]

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