i’ve been demysted

girlwithgumption kedougou, senegal, peace corps senegal

For the past couple of days I have been down in Kedougou on a Volunteer Visit (also known as demystification). The purpose of demystification is to give trainees an idea of what life as a volunteer will be like. They time the visit so that it comes almost exactly halfway through training, which is perfect. After visiting a volunteer and …

staging

girlwithgumption peace corps senegal, washinngton dc, usa

Before leaving for our assigned countries all Peace Corps Trainers must first report to a U.S. city for “staging”.  Staging is essentially an orientation session.  The two days are filled with a couple of icebreakers, immunizations, and sessions on Peace Corps policies. The current staging numbers: Number of airports – 5 Number of delayed flights – 2 Number of vaccinations …