Stories

Stories of Transition

Everyone who has traveled or lived in a new culture has a story to tell. Experiences like the Peace Corps, Americorps, as a missionary, teaching ESL, serving in the military, or studying abroad have the ability to change us – our values, world views, perspectives, and plans. These pages are dedicated to sharing those life-changing stories of individuals so that we may learn from their experiences, adjust our expectations, and gain understanding for our own cross-cultural transitions.

Aaron

Aaron

map of Toulouse, France

Toulouse, France

Aaron quit a lucrative career and went to France as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ. What was a 2-year stint has turned into a 7-year career. His story will teach you how to get the most out of your service experience and how changing your expectations can help make your transitions easier.

Amanda

Amanda

map of Amanda's travels

Map of Amanda’s travels

After graduating from college, Amanda was accepted into the Teach for America program and placed in Miami, FL. Her story will show how a full-time placement does not always meet expectations, and that plans can change after returning from a service experience.