Host families are a big part of our lives here in Peace Corps Moldova. Fun fact: not every peace corps country utilizes host families and I think this is actually a huge positive part of being a volunteer here in Moldova. My host family is more than a family. My host family members are my friends, my link to the community, my sounding board, my support and everything in between. Having a great host family can make your service in Peace Corps an amazing experience. That add depth, laughter, and love to your time living in another country.
This slide show was made for the families that will be hosting the new volunteers that arrived in June. This was playing in the background while we talked about the importance of a host family as a key tool for community integration, cultural education, and friendship in a strange new country.