Latin America

Nick Halbert

Nick returned late April 2011 after spending 27 months in Nicaragua as a community health promoter. Nick graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minor in Philosophy from Colorado College in May of 2008 while also completing the Pre-Medicine requirements. Nick is now a substitute paraprofessional at Spanish Immersion elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District as well as an after school Spanish teacher. And on the hunt job opportunities in the bio-science job field. Follow Nick’s blog.



Sara Faison

I grew up in a small town in Ohio (almost Minnesota – alright – maybe not, but Sara is connect to our MNRPCV network). I am a Youth Development Volunteer in Anse-la-Raye, St. Lucia, W.I., helping out with the Primary School there. Time is flying quickly in my Peace Corps Service. I am serving as the Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC) Member for St. Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean VAC until September 2012. I also help out with the Serious Ting, the magazine for the PC EC. Sara’s Adventures is my blog.


Chance Dorland

Originally from the small town of Woodward, Iowa, in 2005 I left home to attend Emerson College in Boston. There, I earned an interdisciplinary degree in media studies, journalism, and radio broadcasting. In 2008, I spent a year in Berlin, Germany where I attended university and worked for German radio stations. I later lived and worked in radio in Los Angeles and New York, before taking a nine month trip to teach English in Seoul, South Korea. I’m now one of the first Peace Corps Trainees to return to Colombia since the program was closed in 1981. You can follow our story by listening to my podcast or subscribe via the iTunes Store here.