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survived training, endured so much bull shit, learned a very complicated language (well for the most part the basics) BUT was placed in a region dominated by the minorities that do not even speak the HCN language or practice the same culture .. really?

Georgia over 4 years ago     view →


Celebrated my birthday by the river, best friend gets bit by a DONKEY...TWICE... not even a minute later, my boyfriend, another volunteer cuts his hand with a rusty axe while chopping wood. FMPCL

Ukraine over 4 years ago     view →


A handful of PCVs got drunk and stupid in the capital during IST and embassy staff saw them and told our CD. The whole cohort got a scolding for the actions of a few. FMPCL, and particularly PCVs who act like idiot teenagers.

Cambodia almost 5 years ago     view →


cooking dinner a torrential rain storm blew open my kitchen door drenched my cook stove, matches and fuel. oh, none of my food can be eaten raw.

Tanzania almost 5 years ago     view →


SMS: "I'm in Windhoek." Translation: "When a Namibian travels to Windhoek he/she cannot call you, cannot email you, cannot do anything with you...and has a 3-word texting limit."

Namibia almost 5 years ago     view →


RPCV Malawi 1992. Got a well check from PCMO. Fast forward 2015; optometrists office. First pair of prescription glasses. Ever. Doctor decides to CT scan my eyes. Epi retinal membrane discovered. Etiology: trauma. Surgery needed. When was the trauma?

Malawi almost 5 years ago     view →


They tell me I've had PTSD for the past year from a traumatic event when I first got to site. 1 more year to go.

Mozambique almost 5 years ago     view →


Fell in love for the first time the night before returning to finish my second year of service. FMPL

Mozambique almost 5 years ago     view →


I will COS in two months and just now discovered this site. I am so happy I could cry.

Thailand almost 5 years ago     view →


My organization got defunded, my hospital basically asked me to just give them money for gas but otherwise don't need me, and all my secondary projects have fallen apart. FMPCL.

Mozambique about 5 years ago     view →


 

After having a full twenty-five minute conversation on the train, understanding every single word, and responding appropriarely, the man I was talking to ended the conversation with: "This is my stop, also your Macedonian is really weak."

Macedonia, The Republic of over 4 years ago     view →


Woke up to find a mouse swimming in the pee in my chamber pot.

Cambodia over 4 years ago     view →


I recently discovered a website with so many privileged whiners it made me question how proud I am to be a PCV.

Uganda almost 5 years ago     view →


On a 14hr long bus ride to the capitol and got shit on by a baby in the first hour. Stewing in diarrhea and its nit even my own this time. FMPCL

Zambia almost 5 years ago     view →


RPCV Malawi 1992. Well person check at PCMO. Fast forward 2015. Optpmetrist visit stateside. Get my first pair of prescription glasses mid 40's. Discovered: epi retinal membrane tear. Etiology: trauma. Need surgery. Flashback to find the cause? Malawi?

Malawi almost 5 years ago     view →


RPCV Malawi 1992 here. Going native in my American village.

Malawi almost 5 years ago     view →


sick and starving for the past 2.5 months without a way to call for help. Ignored by my site mates and PCMO who seem to think i'm still just figuring it out.

Mozambique almost 5 years ago     view →


When the response is always "I'm busy" before you even tell them the date.

Cambodia almost 5 years ago     view →


Mongolia is stupid.

Mongolia about 5 years ago     view →


Experienced a milky discharge from my nipple (I'm a guy). Called the PCMO: "I think that's normal!"

Mozambique about 5 years ago     view →


 
   

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