For the past two months, I’ve been living in a village about 15-20 minutes outside of Panauti, a small town located 32 km (20 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. Panauti has become our base for the duration of our Pre-Service Training (PST), with Peace Corps setting up a temporary field office and hosting many of our … Continue reading Panauti
Now that we are officially halfway through Pre-Service Training (PST), we are allowed to start traveling within one hour of our training site (by bus) during our time off. So this Saturday, a few other Peace Corps Trainees (PCTs) and I decided to explore Bhaktapur. We were excited to play tourists for a day and … Continue reading Bhaktapur
I’ve been in Nepal a little over a month and I’m almost halfway done with Pre-Service Training (PST)! The past five weeks have been intense, full of Nepali language classes, technical trainings, projects and gardening. However, I’m feeling more and more integrated every day, my language skills are improving (very slowly) and I’m starting to … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Nepal Trainee
Namaste! In case you didn't know, I recently joined the United States Peace Corps and will spend the next 27 months in Nepal, working in the agricultural sector as a Food Security Volunteer. I started this adventure back on 31st January when I said goodbye to my family in Tennessee and flew to Los Angeles, … Continue reading Namaste Nepal!