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1993: Joshua Stearns served in Cape Verde in Praia and Ribeira Grande, Sao Nicolau beginning in 1993
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Joshua Stearns can be contacted at openmindadisinfodnet
Country of Service: Cape Verde
Training Group: CV 93
Cities you served in: Praia and Ribeira Grande, Sao Nicolau
Arrival Year: CV 93
Departure Year: CV 95
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work Description:
Guinea Bissau, Arrived in 1992, left in 1992, worked as a TEFL teacher.
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Graduate School 1995-1997
Master's in Public Administration
Moved to Washington, DC area in 1997, worked for NOAA for six years and then changed careers to be a teacher again last year. (2003)
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
Mixed feelings about it. Overall, I think it was valuable for me.
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Paulo Bahr, Janet Lewis, Diane Mancini, Kevin Kearns, Aline Basac
Any message for returned volunteers?:
If you're returning from Cape Verde, it won't take long to readjust. And try to remember not to forget your Portuguese.
Originally posted: July 4, 2004
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