Friday, August 23, 2019

"Is the Peace Corps truly accomplishing what it promotes itself to be?"

Many people both within and outside of the Peace Corps network have mixed feelings on the effectiveness of volunteers and the goals of the organization. For two years, I've had many conversations, a...

Friday, April 12, 2019

In the pouring rain on the first Friday of May, 2017, my parents and I made our way to New York University's Wasserman Center. I had been here before; I spent the Summer of 2011 working as a camp counselor for a High School program at NYU and we ate all our meals in th...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

As a new group of Peace Corps Volunteers make their way to begin their 27-month journey here in Ecuador (BIENVENIDOS 121!), I find myself reflecting on how the last 20 months have turned out as I hit the downward slope towards completion of this journey. My official cl...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

My grandfather had heart surgery earlier this month. I did not tell many people, because quite honestly, I did not know much myself. Living abroad has that affect; in order not to fall into a vicious cycle of helplessness, I am kept out of the loop. As a result, I am f...

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© 2019 by Arielle M. Benjamin

Matthew 5:16

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