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It happened! After 9 weeks of intensive pre-service training, our group of 14 trainees were sworn in as US Peace Corps volunteers! The ceremony took place in Okahandja and we were joined by the Ambassador to Namibia as well as a member of Parliament. Not only did we take the official oath, but each language…

Alive and well! And adjusting.

It’s hard to explain how both slow and fast time moves here. To think I left Bellingham just two weeks ago but also the fact that we’ve already made it through 1/5 of PST (pre-service training) is mind-boggling. I now spend everyday with friends and family that were complete strangers 14 days ago. We arrived…

Touchdown in South Africa

It’s been a long four days since leaving Bellingham on Sunday. I caught a 5 am flight out and then flew Seattle to Philadelphia where we had our staging event. I made it just in time for icebreakers and immediately noticed how small our group was – just 14 people! Everyone in group 45 is…