Bringing the World Home (the Peace Corps Third Goal)

"The logic of the Peace Corps is that someday we are going to bring it home to America." President John F. Kennedy, 1961 What makes Peace Corps service unusual (amongst many other things), is that service continues long after volunteers leave their host countries! I have written in previous posts about the goals of the Peace Corps that volunteers … Continue reading Bringing the World Home (the Peace Corps Third Goal)

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What I Wish You Knew about Morocco (Peace Corps Week special)

In honor of Peace Corps Week, current and returned volunteers worldwide have been asked to share messages on the theme of "What I wish Americans knew about my host country." It's been over half a year since I returned to the US (cannot believe how quickly the time has flown!) and hardly a day goes by … Continue reading What I Wish You Knew about Morocco (Peace Corps Week special)

What time is it??

One of the toughest adjustments to living in Morocco has been getting used to cultural differences regarding the concept of time. During our first two months of training, we learned that Morocco tends to have a "polychronic" culture, compared to America's "monochronic" culture. In polychronic cultures, people are not as ruled by precise calendars and … Continue reading What time is it??