Category Archives: Peace Corps

As of Tonight, There is No Peace Corps in Nicaragua

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Today the US Peace Corps evacuated Nicaragua.

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Learn. Innovate. Prosper.

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As I traveled around Nicaragua and spoke to more and more people involved in the Peace Corps Entrepreneurial Education program, I found out more and more about a big change that the government made in the high school entrepreneurship curriculum. … Continue reading

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Return to Nicaragua – Part 1

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The first time I flew into Nicaragua I was asleep. That I am sure of. I was up late and awoke very early for the flight. I had been traveling constantly for two years at that point and I was … Continue reading

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Adapting to a New Normal

Last weekend I visited a fellow Nica 63 returned Volunteer. She is in medical school just an hour and a half away from me, and she found time in between anatomy lab and phlebotomy practice to spend a day with … Continue reading

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Epilogue: The Saga of Telica

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Working with the rural tourism cooperative was one of my biggest business advising project, one of the most challenging, and absolutely one of my favorites. I chronicled the whole saga when I left Nicaragua in May. I’m lucky to have … Continue reading

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Exit Interview

At the end of service the volunteer magazine, Va Pue, publishes an exit interview with every Volunteer. Anyone who has been reading the blog will find most of this old news, but I figured I should throw it up here … Continue reading

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The Lion Sleeps

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Although I went to Nicaragua in March 2014 and I completed my service in May 2016, the complete journey feels a bit longer than that. Just before Labor Day 2013 I was presented with a choice. I could stay with … Continue reading

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Back in the USSA

May 22 – 28: South Florida (West Palm Beach area) May 28 – June 7: Washington DC June 7 – June 9: New Jersey June 9 – July: New York July 11 – 2018: University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business … Continue reading

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Bittersweet

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On the eve of my departure from Nicaragua, a listicle Things I Will Not Miss About Nicaragua: Constant street noise Back sweat Unavoidable bad music Firecrackers Handwashing my clothes Saldo My “chiclero” cell phone that is so outdated it doesn’t … Continue reading

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I Am No Longer a Peace Corps Volunteer

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I COS’ed – Peace Corps parlance for successfully completing your two years of service. As of today I am no longer a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (although I am still out of … Continue reading

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