From Trainee to Volunteer 5: Home wasn’t built in a day

This is the last post in my series From Trainee to Volunteer relating the trials and tribulations transitioning from Peace Corps’ Trainee to Peace Corps’ Volunteer [See the others here:  Swearing In, Site, Goals, and Expectations] Mbazi, Rwanda [now that I’m no longer an active PCV I can disclose my Continue reading From Trainee to Volunteer 5: Home wasn’t built in a day

From Trainee to Volunteer 4: Expectations and living under pressure

This is the 4th post in the series From Trainee to Volunteer [See the others here:  Swearing in, Site, and Goals]. This one is all about expectations. During PST and even before, Peace Corps tell its trainees not to have expectations because whatever expectations you may have  [good or bad] Continue reading From Trainee to Volunteer 4: Expectations and living under pressure

Learning a language that will never be used again

Before leaving for Rwanda, my coworkers attempted to help me study Kinyarwanda… of course, this was fruitless, but entertaining, being that none of us had any experience with a Bantu language prior. But I learned about 5 words before leaving the comfy confines of the English language… mostly easy words like Continue reading Learning a language that will never be used again