Can Peace Corps help your job search? Sorta. It depends on your field of interest, your location, your experience before Peace Corps, and how well you can communicate your service to potential employers. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to increase your odds of getting hired after service. 1. Look in the Right Places Non-profits … More Jobs after Peace Corps Service: Your Ultimate Guide
This is a post about the best day I ever had as a Peace Corps Volunteer: the day my students graduated from Grassroots Soccer (GRS). We’d spent months together having fun and learning about HIV/AIDS, and graduation was the day we celebrated all the students’ hard work. It started with a big umbrella grant from … More Grassroots Graduation!
“There is peace in Tanzania. You can’t compare to Congo. They are fighting themselves in civil war, but in Tanzania people are free to be safe.”
April was Malaria Month in Peace Corps, and it was awesome. Our Health Committee came up with a million fun activities to do in our community to promote malaria awareness. Even though we live in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania and have very few mosquito neighbors, malaria education is still important. People might move or … More Malaria Month Wrap-Up
For the last entry of the Blogging Challenge, it’s time to look at some common Swahili sayings. If you use any of these sayings while visiting Tanzania, your hosts will love you. Haraka haraka, haina baraka Literal: Quick quick, there is no blessing. Figurative: Slow and steady wins the race. Usage: When you want a … More Swahili Sayings
by Christina As of June 1, 2018, I will no longer be a Peace Corps Volunteer. I’m being medically separated for a condition that took longer than 45 days to resolve. It’s not serious, it’s not life-altering, and it’s not an exotic virus that’s going to wipe out America. At least that what’s the worm … More Medically Separated
For week 9 of the Blogging Challenge, here’s a big list of my favorite moments with Tanzanians. Some are good, some are bad, and all of them have stood out to me over the past 15 months in country. When I asked my counterpart to gather villagers for a malaria lesson and he brought a … More Memorable Moments
This week’s blogging challenge is “Details.” I wanted to zoom in on something that’s fascinated me since arrival: Childhood in Tanzania. Pre-birth: In SoHi, pregnancy is a secret. Whenever I’ve brought it up to neighbors or counterparts, they laugh at me and change the subject. Birth: According to Mama Deo, the next village over has … More Childhood in Tanzania
Peace Corps Volunteers in Tanzania don’t make a lot of money. We get less than $75 a week to pay for all our expenses — groceries, cell phone usage, clothes, transport, and everything else. Yet we’re some of the highest earners in our communities. How so? Most of our neighbors are subsistence farmers earning less … More What Can You Buy for $1 in Tanzania?