Sunday, June 19, 2011

Welcome to the Next Two Years of Your Life

You’re right. It’s insanity. Giving up everything for two years – the people you love, electricity, Starbucks, Facebook, hot showers, a typical nine to five existence – seems ridiculously impossible. Unless you’re one of the more than 200,000 Americans who have experienced the Peace Corps over the last 50 years.

In January 2011, I and twenty-nine others joined the ranks of those Americans when we landed in The Gambia, the smallest country in the continent of Africa. For the next two years, we are strangers trying to fit in and learn. It’s like high school, without the prom. Between now and 2013, You Are Here Only is where the ultimate overseas volunteer experience gets a makeover. Using a FlipVideo HD camera, a MacBook Air, and any current (aka electricity) I can get my hands on, I’ll present short clips each month on topics ranging from cultural happenings to volunteer experiences and everything in-between.

Forget what you thought you knew about Africa, the Peace Corps, and being an American. The real deal is just a click away.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to learn all about your experiences and the people and cultures of The Gambia! Can't wait to see your videos!