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homeless_wedding5 karma

Also from the US, there is a rating scale that you can get by taking a computerized test. I'm an interpreter and the agency I work for paid for it, took under an hour. It's an oral assessment.

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Thank you for doing this! I am an American who used to live in Venezuela. Could you comment on the disparity between the government anti-imperialist (anti-american) rhetoric versus the reality amongst the people, many of whom in the upper class have family in Miami or other parts of the US, and the lower classes who most likely haven't had much exposure to Americans outside of popular culture? It is hard to know how much influence the US has on the happenings of Venezuela (the US gov is notorious for meddling), but what is the popular sentiment?

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Thank you for doing this AMA! I'm graduating college next spring and have been considering the Peace Corps.

What was the process like for your placement? Did you want to go to a Spanish speaking country or specifically L. America? I speak Spanish well and French not very well, as a potential PCV would I get much say in where I go?

Could you tell us a little about what your job is at the school? You mentioned you teach in Spanish. You also touched on not being sure if what you're doing will have a lasting effect on the community. That's something I struggle with a lot, having taught English for a year in South America previously. Thoughts on the purpose or role of American volunteers in countries like Nicaragua?