Click here to view a fifteen minute video on Saint Lucia Peace Corps
Shortly after my return to the United States, I was one of many RPCVs asked to participate in recording my experience documenting Peace Corps Volunteer service
Click here to view a one hour interview I gave at UCLA in late 2010
From time to time I receive emails about my service.
I got my invitation to the Eastern Caribbean. How do I know which island I'm invited to?
You likely have a separate piece of paper about your island. That is the island that you are scheduled for. There have been last minute changes and people don't find out until they get there. However, this has been the exception rather than the rule.
What are the best things you brought or should have brought?
- Wireless router
- Something WiFi (there are a few places in the capitol where I caught WiFi on my ITouch)
- Small travel speakers
- Some people actually had a printer sent to them. I never found that necessary.
- Actually everything electronic. Your IPhone will likely not work although I've heard of one volunteer in Antigua who succeeded. I like technology and found my ITouch and the flip phone I got on the island were really enough.
- Nuts and dried fruits. I put them in my backpack for snacks. Family replenished my supply several times.
- Things that will help you teach children. There will be a bunch of them at your doorstep most nights.
- Crafting supplies
- Magic Jack
- A few children's books
What should I have left at home?
- Most of the clothes I brought. I suggest you pack and then take most of it out and leave them behind. Save your space for things above.
- Short wave radio