Planning in Bolivia
Since finishing university a few short years ago, I always keep my eyes open for "alternative" learning opportunities. I've usually found these by working overseas. After all, no school can really teach you how to get along with a group in the strangest of situations, how to communicate in an unknown language, or how other cultures actually function. In the fall of 1997, I traveled to Bolivia to volunteer with an organization called AFS. Although some aspects of this experience were frustrating, I learned a great deal about myself and a few things about my profession.