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Alum, Peace Corps Volunteer Shares Experience in Blog

Michael Dissen '08, is serving 27 months in Lesotho acting as resource for teachers in a rural village. He is sharing his experiences and observations through a personal blog.

by Pamela Batson (February 2009)

Dissen_Lesotho.jpgUniversity Park, Pa. - Michael Dissen graduated from the College of Education in May 2008 and by November he was living half way around the world. He is serving 27 months in Lesotho, a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer.


Dissen’s job is to act as a resource for 32 teachers that work in four schools near his village of Ha Sefako . He helps the teachers plan creative and engaging lessons and provides assistance in teaching difficult material, such as science.


He is chronicling his experience through a personal blog: http://michaeldissen.blogspot.com.


In 2008, 57 Penn State undergraduates joined the Peace Corps. Penn State ranks 12th among large colleges and universities with the most alumni volunteers.