Interview with Sophie Mills, August 17, 2020

Project: Peace Corps: Covid-19 Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project

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Sophie Mills earned a B.A. in political science from Davidson University. She was interested in 21st century global challenges, e.g. climate change and the need for strong international cooperation and community. Mills applied for and was accepted to Peace Corps in Albania for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Her application process lasted eleven months because of extensive medical assessments. Pre-service training (PST) followed the community-based training model. General training was held in Lezhe and small group community training in Gjader. Mills’s host family was very welcoming. Talking with current Volunteers raised a question of the sustainability of Peace Corps support for the country as many Albanians felt their only hope for a future was to leave Albania. Training was cut short due to the restrictions required to deal with COVID-19. The evacuation began earlier than most. The training class was sworn in as Volunteers. Host families formed a send-off caravan to bring Volunteers to their consolidation site.

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2020oh0355_pcev0028

Interviewee Name

Sophie Mills

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Randolph A. Adams

Interview Date

2020-08-17

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Mills, Sophie Interview by Randolph A. Adams. 17 Aug. 2020. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mills, S. (2020, August 17). Interview by R. A. Adams. Peace Corps: Covid-19 Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mills, Sophie, interview by Randolph A. Adams. August 17, 2020, Peace Corps: Covid-19 Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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