Mozambique, our glorious land Rock by rock, constructing a new day Millions of arms, but one strength Oh homeland, we will overcome - Translated lyrics to chorus of Mozambique’s National Anthem Mozambique is a glorious land. This past weekend, I took a trip to Montepuez, a city about 2-5 hours, to visit friends and it … Continue reading On Shitholes
This blog post is part of Blogging Abroad's blog challenge. Each week, I receive a thought-provoking prompt and get to write about it and share it here with you! This week is about my "why." Since I love both lists and questions, I'm responding to this prompt in a Q&A format. I also love this … Continue reading My Why
Yesterday afternoon, I sat on my back porch with a handful of crianças and chalk. One of the little ways I show them that I care and secretly work on their reading skills is to write their names and ask them if they know what it says. It's also fun for me because I get … Continue reading Ancuabe…ahn quwa bay…Ancuabe.
Holy poop! It’s been a CRAZY busy past two months! I’m now officially a Peace Corps Volunteer! And I’m living at my permanent site! More on all of this later, I promise. The rest of training flew by in a time of rapid information intake and constant preparations. But, I survived what many say is … Continue reading The Rest of Training: Phase 2 & 3
As I begin Phase 2 of PST (pre-service training), I finally have a chance to catch my breath and reflect (and of course, update everyone!). The last month and a half have been a whirlwind of busyness, stress, laughter, lectures, friendship, food, and humbling moments. Monday-Friday, training begins at 7:30am and goes until 4:30pm, with … Continue reading Phase 1 of PST
Everything's official for Peace Corps Mozambique! Plus, timezone conversion chart for easier communication across continents!
I finally got the news today. I'm medically cleared, the final clearance I needed! I'm now officially going to Mozambique! I'm just a big ball of emotions today, but the strongest one is most definitely excitement. Since my last update, I've also found out that staging will take place in Philadelphia, which PC HQ will … Continue reading Finally Cleared!
It's been over 4 months since I last shared a Peace Corps update. The main reason for that is I've had very little news. The one real update is that I now have legal clearance (yay!). I'm still waiting on medical clearance. I submitted all of my tasks to the medical portal (more on that … Continue reading Peace Corps Update
During my Peace Corps interview, I had been told that I would most likely know if I was accepted by mid-January to mid-February. By the time February rolled around, I was starting to consider other options. It's not that I had given up on my chances of being accepted, but just that I'm graduating in … Continue reading Invitation to Serve
The day after my last post, on December 16th, I was offered an interview for Mozambique. My interviewer emailed me with a few date and time ranges to choose from. Unfortunately, all of the options would take place during my vacation, so I selected one after Christmas so that I would have time to set … Continue reading My Peace Corps Interview(s)