Where are they now: RPCVs after PC Colombia

It's easy to wonder where the heck we can go from Peace Corps, so we asked RPCVs what they are doing now.   Constance Ray, CII-4, TEL (English teaching) I was a TEL PCV 2012-2014 and now I work at PC HQ in DC as Desk Officer.  I currently cover Guatemala and Panama (with BIG … Continue reading Where are they now: RPCVs after PC Colombia

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Camp HERO 2016: Passing the Torch

Boys in Team Building

As my Peace Corps service winds to a close, and I think back on all of the projects that I have done, I can’t deny that my stint as co-director of Camp HERO 2016 has been the most difficult but meaningful experience of my past two years. For those of you unfamiliar with Camp HERO, … Continue reading Camp HERO 2016: Passing the Torch

FICCI Movie Reviews

Letters from War by Christopher Gordon On the weekend of March 4th, I met some volunteers in Cartagena for FICCI: Festival Internacional Cine Colombia de Indias. The first movie of the weekend that we watched was Cartas da Guerra, a 2016 Portuguese film directed by Ivo M. Ferreira. Shot in black-and-white, the film details the … Continue reading FICCI Movie Reviews

The Best of Campo de La Cruz

By Jimmy Everett It is no secret that I love my pueblo that the people here so lovingly call “Campo lindo Campito”, and now it’s my chance to explain why you should love it too (and come visit!). Fine Dining Whether you are looking for ice cream or Chinese food, salchipapas or milkshakes, Campo is … Continue reading The Best of Campo de La Cruz

Best Friends Work Best

By Alberto Páez En el largo caminar de la vida, nos vamos encontrando miles de personajes, unos desaparecen así como llegaron, otros hacen parte de nuestra vida sólo por un rato; pero hay unos que dejan huella en nuestras vidas para siempre. Así es mi voluntario estrella, así le llamo, es mi gran amigo, mi … Continue reading Best Friends Work Best

Tabletop Role-Playing: From Nerdy Passion to Secondary Project

By James Everett  I was probably about thirteen years old when I first dabbled in tabletop role-playing games. My uncle tried to explain to me what it was, but I just didn’t understand. It sounded so strange. Our conversation went something like this: “So is it like a video game?” “No” “Is it like a board … Continue reading Tabletop Role-Playing: From Nerdy Passion to Secondary Project

From “Contraparte” to “Mi Llave”: How to make your Peace Corps Counterpart your BFF

By Jimmy Everett I already know what you’re thinking: “Great, another chance for Jimmy to brag about how great his counterpart is.” Well, yes. But more than that, this is an opportunity for me to mention some of the steps that turned our co-working relationship into a friendship that I believe will last a lifetime … Continue reading From “Contraparte” to “Mi Llave”: How to make your Peace Corps Counterpart your BFF

English in the Park: Why our activities are worth the effort

By Jimmy Everett I arrive at the park at 4:00 sharp and my students follow suit. I sit on the bench under the hot Campo sun smiling and circulating the attendance sheet and greeting them in informal English. “What’s up?” I ask them. “Nothing,” they say as always, shoving each other out of the way, … Continue reading English in the Park: Why our activities are worth the effort