Category: Peace Corps

Why this blog exists

This post is part of Blogging Abroad’s 2017 New Years Blog Challenge, week two: The Danger of a Single Story1.  When I was breaking the news to friends, family, and co-workers in the United States that I was going to be a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia, the joke was always, “Are you going to […]

A year in Colombia

A year ago today I arrived in Colombia to begin my journey with Peace Corps.  Correction: a year ago today I left Wisconsin to get to Miami; what follows is just as true! I was calmer than I had expected to be, only nervous about what my host family would be like. I sweat a […]

You, too, can have global citizenship

This post is part of Blogging Abroad’s 2017 New Years Blog Challenge. Week one: Global Citizenship. Some Christmas after I moved back from studying abroad in Spain, my parents gifted me a lovely print with the Mary Anne Radmacher quote, “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the earth.” […]

Students who choose to learn

Working in public schools here is tough. Class sizes are around 45 students, there generally aren’t resources like books or computers for teachers or students to use, teachers either need to pay for copies or pass that cost onto their students, classrooms are often not air conditioned and therefore are also very noisy thanks to […]

Peace Corps service means free time

I’ve been here in Colombia almost 11 months. I’ve been a Peace Corps Volunteer, officially, almost 8 months. As Volunteers, we must turn in Volunteer Report Forms three times a year. In these forms, we provide Peace Corps the numbers that help them remain financed by Congress (I mean, presumably). We fill in each and […]

Thankful in Colombia

Last month, I made a digital collage of some of the things that I am thankful for here. Life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in coastal Colombia isn’t always easy, but there are countless things that make the struggles worth it (for me). This originally posted on our online magazine, Oíste (and can be seen […]

A little bus accident

It took me about 8 months to be able to sit calmly in a vehicle here. Even in the States, I have a hard time riding in the car as a passenger. For whatever reason, my control issues come through full force when in a moving vehicle. I love driving. But being in the passenger […]

Mountain View

A little about me!

Hey! I'm Brianna Hope, a born & bred midwesterner embarking on an adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. I am clumsy, I spill a lot, and I share most of my interests with 6 year-olds.

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The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Colombian Government.

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