Peace Corps Zambia: Culture Day & the Last Day of Training

Eleven weeks of non-stop sessions, learning, practicals, tests, integration, travel... pre-service training is over! On the last day, the trainees and trainers put together a final celebration to conclude the three months of hard work (and sometimes not so hard work). We each were allowed to invite two members of our host family, so Adam … Continue reading Peace Corps Zambia: Culture Day & the Last Day of Training

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Learning a Zambian Local Language: Bemba

Peace Corps volunteers are required to speak the local language of the community and conduct work in that language. Some posts have a language requirement, such as Spanish or French, but Zambia did not. Even though English is the official language of Zambia, over 70 local languages are spoken throughout the country. The 200-something Peace … Continue reading Learning a Zambian Local Language: Bemba

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Responsible Travel #1: Reducing Waste with Plastic-Free Alternatives

No matter our travel style differences -- budget, luxury, adventure, shoestring -- we travelers all have one thing in common: we love to explore the world! If you are a world lover, shouldn’t you be an Earth lover, too? We can all benefit from reducing our negative impact when we travel by being responsible travelers.  … Continue reading Responsible Travel #1: Reducing Waste with Plastic-Free Alternatives