Taking Culture Breaks Abroad

Video Transcript

Yeah, a little bit. I think a little bit with the parents, but not as much as if I was in a different type of household, just because everyone was still working. The parents were working and the kids were still in school. So it was a little bit different. And on weekends sometimes, it was a little bit just easier to see other Americans because I was in Russian all day long, and I think it's okay, it's healthy to get a break sometimes. Maybe that's something that I would say as a piece of advice. Even if you're there for only a certain amount of time and you want to take in every bit that you can, having other people that you can talk with freely in your own language is so important. There's just a level of exhaust that comes from being fully saturated in a language like that.

A Peace Corps member discusses taking mental breaks with living abroad.