Ridinger was one of 239 Peace Corps volunteers that the U. I mean, we all hear the rumors, the gossip, the statistics - now, let me blab on about it for the next 2 to 5 minutes.The packages are stamped "Used Books, No Value," so there should not be a problem with customs.Shipments to US Zip-coded Pacific Islands go via the USPS Media Mail and may take a little longer.
Upon further review, I think it's probably higher on the RPCV end as it makes sense RPCVs marry other RPCVs.
When I first started telling my friends and family I was considering Peace Corps, I couldn't believe how many people insinuated that in 2 years I would return married.
It seems like everybody and their grandmother seems to think Peace Corps is some sort of marriage agency. I have seen a few PCVs pair off and even more marry Host Country Nationals.
Awkwardness immediately springs to life when you watch people battle stomach issues or have mini-breakdowns because they cannot figure out how to pronounce the "g" with the little hat (gggghhhrr).
Then, you throw in the living in different communities, the focus on your work, and the attention you must give to cultural norms...