"Life in the Peace Corps will not be easy. There will be no salary and allowances will be at a level sufficient only to maintain health and meet basic needs. Men and women will be expected to work and live alongside the nationals of the country in which they are stationed—doing the same work, eating the same food, talking the same language. But if the life will not be easy, it will be rich and satisfying. For every young American who participates in the Peace Corps—who works in a foreign land—will know that he or she is sharing in the great common task of bringing to man that decent way of life which is the foundation of freedom and a condition of peace."

-President John F. Kennedy

Monday, June 3, 2013

Training day in Philadelphia

Light-hearted quote of the day: "In Ghana, every fart is a gamble."

Serious quote of the day: "Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us."
- Sargent Shriver (first Peace Corps director)

FYI: there are 17 of us education volunteers departing to Ghana together tomorrow. 5 guys about my age, 12 women, 2 of which are elderly and awesome.


  1. Looking forward to following your blog Austin. Hope you have the time of your life!!

  2. This is gonna be great Austin! Sounds a good group to travel with - enjoy!

  3. Thanks for sharing this experience with us through this blog. I look forward to reading about all your adventures! God Bless you!