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Hello from a Future Peace Corps Volunteer!

Posted by Abby Bryant on Tue, May 21, 2013 @ 06:02 PM
Abby Bryant - Future Peace Corps Volunteer!

¡Hola!  My name is Abby Bryant, and as of this past Saturday I am an official alumna of Saint Vincent College. The question of what to do after graduation had been weighing pretty heavily on my mind throughout my last few semesters at Saint Vincent, and after a lot of thought, consideration, and paperwork, I accepted an invitation to join the Peace Corps as an Agri-business Volunteer to Panama!  

Next month I will be moving to Central America to begin a rigorous training program, after which I will be sworn in as an official Peace Corps Volunteer and will receive an assignment to a rural Panamanian village. Though much of my work will depend on what my specific village needs, I will be focusing on teaching better business practices to local farmers and plantation owners. Since I studied Marketing, International Business, and Spanish at Saint Vincent, this seems to be a perfect fit for me! 

A frequent saying about the Peace Corps is that it is "The hardest job you'll ever love." I'm ready for the challenge and am looking forward to sharing my experiences with all of you! If you ever have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to answer them in future blogs. ¡Hasta la próxima! Until next time!

Topics: Peace Corps, Panama, Volunteer Abroad, Abby Bryant

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