There is something very special about dating someone who has also served as a Peace Corps volunteer.A human is so shaped and informed by his or her experience overseas, that it can only take another PCV to fully understand. Almost anything you can throw at us is probably nothing compared to what we have been through. Every volunteer has planned countless meetings and engagements only to have everything fall apart for the most mundane of reasons. Plus: 6 Reasons You Should Take Every First Date To A BBQ Restaurant 6. Not only will your partner know more people than is healthy in their country of service, but the other volunteers we served with are invaluable. We have talked through everything from depression to diarrhea and will do anything for one another.
Well allow me to assure you: romance does in fact happen in the Peace Corps. Almost every PCV dates at least one person during their service (usually another PCV, but there are a healthy number of PCV/HCN relationships as well), and not a few wind up getting married.
Thanks for sticking with me during my injury-induced interlude.
Everyone’s words of encouragement have really kept my spirits up. This week we will return to business as usual with part two of the Valentine’s Day piece.
"And I thought, that's not going to be me." Janice joined the Peace Corps to work on environmental projects abroad. Then at her orientation in Washington, DC, Janice was handed a slip of paper with the name of a random country. The instructions: find the volunteer with the corresponding capital of that country and introduce them to the group.
She helped to develop the first recycling program in our town of Ramnicu Valcea. Someone named Glen Harrison had that corresponding capital city.