Guest Post: Are Volunteers Over-Connected?

Are too many of today’s Peace Corps volunteers spending their time texting friends back home and downloading American television programs instead of interacting with people in their villages? Do their parents hover from afar, like the “helicopter parents” of U.S. university students? Those provocative questions were raised by a reader of my recent post, on how … Continue reading Guest Post: Are Volunteers Over-Connected?

Our Digital Divide

Are today’s Peace Corps volunteers over-connected? That’s the question I explore in this article just published by WorldView, the international magazine of the National Peace Corps Association. (A digital image of the article follows, with a link to a PDF version.) Here’s a link to a PDF version of the article: worldview-winter-2016_ourdigitaldivide.