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A podcast about returned Peace Corps volunteers and life after Peace Corps. Twice a month, RPCV, Astrid Vinje, interviews fellow Peace Corps volunteers about their experience during and after their service.
 
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Corps Conversations Ep. 16: Travis Hellstrom | Mongolia

I was quite impressed with all the things Travis has done in the Peace Corps and in the years after.  But what struck me most was his desire to do something meaningful with his Peace Corps experience.  I think every returned volunteer has that desire in some form or another, and it manifests itself in various forms, whether it be pursuing an international career, marrying someone from your country of service, continuing to live overseas, starting an organization, or even starting a podcast.  Every volunteer I've talked to so far has managed to make those crazy 27 months into something that stays with them for a lifetime.

Travis enjoying the view in Mongolia.

Travis enjoying the view in Mongolia.

Working on a health training in Mongolia.  

Working on a health training in Mongolia.
 

Travis at his third year ceremony.

Travis at his third year ceremony.

Travis Hellstrom is 50% Writer, 50% CEO and 100% committed to helping everyday humanitarians change the world. He founded Advance Humanity after serving for three years with the Peace Corps in Mongolia and is currently a Peace Corps Fellow completing his masters degree at SIT Graduate Institute. You can read more about him at travishellstrom.com.

Travis and his Mongolian family before his wedding day (photo credit: Kate Brokowski).

Travis and his Mongolian family before his wedding day (photo credit: Kate Brokowski).