Joshua Sorensen, 25, of Cherry Valley, Ill., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Mozambique on Sept. 21 to begin training as a secondary education biology teacher. Sorensen will live and work at the community level teaching biology and chemistry in Portuguese to high school students in his area. He will also participate in secondary projects such as science fairs, life skills activities and English theater competitions.
“I have always loved being immersed in other cultures and learning about new places and languages, and I knew the Peace Corps would allow me to represent my country in a peaceful and positive way,” Sorensen said. “I felt that the Peace Corps would allow me an invaluable opportunity to improve and grow as a person.” Continue reading “Cherry Valley, Ill., native begins Peace Corps service in Mozambique”