The Announcement

Hello Friends and Family,

I’m thrilled to inform you that I have recently accepted an invitation to teach english as a second language in the Federated States of Micronesia with the Peace Corps.

I applied for this opportunity in June 2014,  just after graduating with my BA in journalism from San Francisco State University, and completing a TEFL (teach english as a foreign language) certificate program.

Six months later, December 2014, I was interviewed and offered a to fill 1 of 40 teacher positions in Micronesia.  It was hard to make the decision to move to a different country, but after much thought and conversations with those close to me I knew this experience had greater pros than cons.

With this experience I have the opportunity to travel the world and build a greater understanding of the word diversity. I will teach English, which will keep my editing skills sharp. I will write about my experience and analyze the culture of my new home; all of this will be shared through photos, videos and text to be featured on this site.

My departure date is June 2015 and I will return to the United States in 2017.

Wish me luck!

Sincerely,

Jasmin

 

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