Like a lot of volunteers she didn't imagine herself finding a husband in Botswana. before we made a critical life decision to get married. Jillian shared, "Although everyone was happy for us, they also wanted to make sure that I had clearly thought things through and I wasn't making a rash decision.

She said, "I remember meeting current Peace Corps Volunteers that were dating local citizens during our training and thinking "that is not going to be me." It took quite some time to even allow myself to be open to dating in Peace Corps. " Making a decision to bring a spouse with you to live in America can be difficult. after my Peace Corps service to continue my graduate education. I respected and appreciated their concern and over time, especially after our U. trip, they came to realize it was a decision I was making with my head as well as my heart." She agrees with Mary that the isolation from Peace Corps didn't lead her to love, "Peace Corps Volunteers encounter situations we aren't used to, which makes us open to experiences we normally wouldn't be as open to.

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It got to a point where I had to stop thinking about the future and just live in the present.

It was too hard to try and picture my life without him when I had to leave but it was equally hard to picture our lives together beyond the strange world of Peace Corps life.

Kyle offered this perspective on love, "Volunteers get married for the same reasons, wrong or right, as American couples do. We all have parents, suffer in-laws, like sweets, have babies, clip toe nails and enter into relationships with other people. So for that volunteer, the 10 percent that makes one unique such as their culture, disposition and tastes becomes refreshing bonuses." Jillian Pintye is from New Jersey.

She's a fierce researcher that is driven by her wonderful curiosity about humanity.

Her compassionate, insightful and humorous demeanor made her a perfect fit to work with young people in America.

She wanted to advance her fervor for kids in the Peace Corps.

The first time was in Mexico in 2006 and the second time was in Botswana in 2010.

With the college nickname, "wild Turk," he felt his friends and family assumed he would meet his future wife in a different country.

Someone who has helped me through some of the toughest things I have ever faced.