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ALUMNA BLOG: On Assignment in Indonesia - 2010, A Year in Review

January 13, 2011

Category: Alumni, History & Politics


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by Lauren Ebersole '07 ;

2010 has been one of the more interesting years of my short life, filled with more emotions than I usually care to feel or acknowledge. So here's the review of 2010: A year ago I was working at STAR Community, a residential home for developmentally disabled adults. While there I met and worked with an amazing group of people and learned that I might be capable of doing things I never imagined I was. In February I got a call after many many months of waiting and the call went something like this: "Would you be interested in becoming a TEFL volunteer in Indonesia and could you leave in a month, and oh yea could you decide by tomorrow?" With the full support of my family and friends I left in March to start 27 months of Peace Corps service. I met 19 other people who on short notice also agreed to come to Indonesia. People I know count on for advice and support. I have recounted most of what has happened from March until now through emails, so I'm going to give you all a quick review of some things that happened and the accompanying feelings...  Read more...


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