Throughout the month of May, as thousands of students graduate from college and move forward with their careers, ISA will publish a series of stories from ISA staff members about how their study abroad experiences laid the foundation for their time with the Peace Corps.
By Lauren Bruce, ISA Director of Internships
Lauren Bruce, Director of Internships
Study Abroad: Granada, Spain
Peace Corps: Ukraine
My uncle always seemed exotic to me. He’d lived in Honolulu my entire life with my Aunt Chin who he’d met in Thailand during his Peace Corps service from 1962-1964. He’d visit the “mainland” every couple of years to visit his sisters, and he and my aunt would share stories with me about teaching in Ethiopia, crossing the Khyber Pass, and living the Hawaiian life. He was the stereotypical nutty professor. He always wore all black and sunglasses—even indoors. Middle school me wanted his life.
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