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.