Lights, Cameroon, Action

The Story of a Peace Corps Agribusiness Volunteer in Cameroon

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  • Last Post: Reverse Culture Shock & Coming Home
    In November 2016, I returned home to my family and friends in Argyle, New York after a little more than two years in Cameroon as a Peace Corps volunteer. On my way home I stopped to visit my Aunt in Switzerland and met up with friends in Paris so I...
  • Becoming a RPCV
     On November 10, 2016 I became a RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer)!!!At the "gonging out" ceremony where PCVs become RPCVs. Most of us are wearing the traditional outfits from our region.The official gonging out bellsFriends who came to support me during my gonging out!Everyone always takes a picture with the...
  • Ending my Peace Corps service in Cameroon
    How to put into words how I feel? I just left my village, my home and said good bye to all my friends (Cameroonian, American, German & Austrian) in the Adamawa region. I am in the capital, Yaoundé to do medical appointments before taking the big step to be back...
  • My Last Fete in Cameroon
    This post is mostly pictures since I really wanted to share the past few days of the Fete du Mouton (also called Tabaski). A few days before the fete (holiday/party) we had a henna party at my house where a couple of other Peace Corps volunteers, 6 of my neighbors,...
  • Appreciating The Differences & Excited to Go Home
    After almost 2 years in Cameroon, I now know when I will be leaving and when I will be home. We had our “Close of Service” conference in Kribi (southern Cameroon). It was wonderful to see the people that I arrived to Cameroon with only 2 years ago. We walked...
  • Growth and Change in Cameroon
    It has been a crazy busy couple of months as the countdown continues for when I will return to the US in November. Last week I had to say “À la prochaine” (French) or “sey yeeso” (Fulfuldé) or just see you later to some Peace Corps volunteers that have made...