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

A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Nepal Trainee

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