S15, E3: Kelly Rusch on serving in the Peace Corps in El Salvador
April 26, 2021
She’s thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. She’s trekked in Nepal with a 3- and 5-yr-old. She’s taught all over the world. But the groundwork for these adventures was laid when she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America.
When you move into a community as an outsider or a foreigner, you have to work at becoming part of that community. (Kelly, 29:20)
Kelly Rusch is an American living and raising her family overseas. Six years ago, she decided to leave her elementary teaching job in Alaska to see where the world would take her. Since then, she has taught in India, the United Arab Emirates, and is currently teaching in Indonesia. She is lucky to have a husband and 3 children who love meeting amazing people, eating delicious global cuisines, and exploring new lands with her (and who don’t mind sleeping in airports, riding night trains, and using squatty potties!). Her curiosity for travel began back in college, but her love for exploring the world began while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a tiny village in El Salvador, Central America.
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