Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I live in Malawi.

Hello Everyone! It has been a long time. This is the first time I've been connected to internet since getting to Malawi, and as I had expected, it wasn't until swearing in! I just saw the Peace Corps Malawi office for the first time yesterday- my swearing in day. I am an official volunteer!

Training has been a whirlwind- 8 solid weeks, and it was an extremely wonderful experience. I am very grateful to the program staff here in Malawi. I feel extremely confident to move to my site and begin work. I visited my site about two weeks ago, and I am pretty sure it is the most beautiful place in the world. It's paradise! The name of my village is Mlowe, and I am excited to start work.

I'll update again (soon, hopefully) with more expanded reflections, but your support throughout training has meant the world to me and it has been great to hear from you. Please continue to keep in touch! I love you all!!


  1. send me your address at site as soon as you find it out, I have the journal to send to you! I've had it for a couple weeks but I knew you were close to swearing in and it took fooooorever to get to me so I figured I'd wait till you had a more permenant address.

  2. Renee,
    I'm excited for you and your beginnings in the PC in Malawi!! I'm hoping you're able to check your comments periodically, but I'm really just a stranger who is subscribing to your blog because he's interested in Malawi PC experiences! I'm sending off my partner of 2 1/2 years to Malawi in June, and I've no idea what this transition is going to be like for him, for me, for us, etc. But I'm anxious to learn all I can from reading other people's experiences! If you're willing to correspond with someone trying to understand the inner workings of life in the Peace Corps in Malawi, I'd love to connect! My email address (if you're able to respond that way) is
    Thank you!