Are we done with training yet?

Peace Corps Volunteers seem to spend the entirety of their service in varying degrees of training, marked by a miscellanea of acronyms: PST, PCT, IST, MST, COS. During the second phase of training, from September through December, my travels were constrained to a narrow radius around my village. Peace Corps, in its bureaucratic eloquence, calls this period Community Integration; Peace Corps Volunteers, in their youthful optimism, call it Lockdown.

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