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.  […]


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. […]


Gay in the Peace Corps – Patrick Driscoll, Senegal 2014-2016

June 12, 2018

Homosexuality is illegal in Senegal. When Patrick Driscoll found this out before he departed for his Peace Corps service, he was immediately a bit nervous about the next 2 years of his life. Patrick had come out during his senior year of college and was generally accepted by everyone and was quite content. Then, he was moving halfway around the world to essentially “jump back in.”  […]

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