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The Vermont Connection

Abstract

Educating the Island Community: A Realization is a reflective memoir on the author’s experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer serving on Ulithi Atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia. The narrative will capture the education of the volunteer, the process of understanding the educational culture in Ulithi and the author’s personal reflection about the future of the island community. The author will tackle what he believes should be done to help ensure the future of Ulithian youth and the preservation of their culture combined with how higher education may have the ability to play an intricate role in this preservation process.