As a Salve Regina student, Tarah Waters '12 spent her junior year studying abroad at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She is now working in Morocco, where she is serving two years in the Peace Corps as a youth development worker.
Waters' responsibilities include teaching English, running
spring and summer camps and organizing clubs that enhance young people's
knowledge and skills in volunteerism, gender relations, leadership, life
skills, healthy lifestyles and the environment. "One of my main focuses while
here is to work with women and young girls," she said. "Projects including
coaching women's sports and starting an international pen pal program, as well
as various health and life enrichment programs."
In addition, Waters hopes to learn as much as she can about
the Moroccan people and culture. "I am a representative of the United States
and must hold myself to a certain level of professionalism by respecting the people
I meet and the new ways of life I encounter," she said. "In turn, I must also
teach my new community about the American way of life in a manner that is not
imposing, but rather enlightening, so that a strong cultural exchange can