The Peace Corps

The Peace Corps’ mission for all volunteers is threefold.

To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  • To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans

In the interest of the Third Goal, I aim to maintain this blog throughout my time living in Indonesia. Too many people have asked where Indonesia is when I tell them where I’m going. Too many people think being a Peace Corps Volunteer always means living in a mud hut, cut off from society. Too many people have told me “It’s such a good thing you’re doing!” without really knowing what I’ll be doing at all.

After my experience, I hope my friends and family will more accurately picture non-Western culture–and know a bit more about the fourth most populous country in the world.

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