Category: Service

In-Service Training and Reconnect

My cohort has now been working at site for three months. Observation time is over; it’s time to get to work! To help us kickstart work with our counterparts (the teachers we are working with), Peace Corps staff brought us all together, counterparts included, for 2 days of workshops called In-Service Training. During this time we […]

Peace Corps Volunteer FOMO

I have a secret for you: my life as a Peace Corps Volunteer is boring a lot of the time. In the weeks (and months and year…) leading up to leaving, I spent my time explaining to co-workers and friends what I would be doing here in Colombia. From that distance, a distance which even more […]

2 months of Peace Corps service

Gorgeous calendar by Sara Woodrow For those of you marking my time away on your Cute Overload, Nuns Having Fun, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, or Green Bay Packers calendars, you should have now flipped through five months of my absence.  For two of those months, I’ve been an official Volunteer: harder to fire than a […]

Colombian Schools: Part 2

In my first post about Colombian schools, I focused on how the schools themselves were organized by institutions and campuses, and with principals and coordinators.  Today I’m going to focus a bit more on the actual school structure. Every school that I have been to so far (at least nine that I can think of) […]

The new-at-site slump

In my last post, I didn’t even try to hide the fact that I’m often frustrated.  I think that’s partly because I’ve learned that burying my frustration just breeds more of it, and it gets ugly when it finally rears its head.  It’s also partly because it’s absolutely to be expected (see drawing above, which […]

Colombian Schools: Part 1

Like in the United States (and I presume almost every other country around), Colombia has both private and public schools.  This is true at all levels (pre-school, primary, secondary, and university).  Since private schools tend to have a lot more resources than public schools, Peace Corps Volunteers in the education sector here work in only […]

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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