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WorldTeach volunteers get the opportunity to try many new activities in their host communities. In American Samoa, WorldTeach volunteer Matt Hoffman has spent some of his free time outside of teaching learning how to spear fish. Read on to hear about one of Matt's experiences going spear fishing with fellow community members...
"My life on Ta’u is split into two parts – school and home. The divide is geographic; we have to walk up half a mountain to go to school, whereas home is just off the beach. At school, I usually wear an aloha shirt and ie faitaga (so, a manskirt). At home I wear, at most, shorts. That’s really not too different from the states. But other parts of that divide are. For most of the things I do at school, I’m the one who knows what I’m doing (or at least I should be; see math teacher, English degree). At home? I can husk a coconut, but less efficiently than most 5-year olds here. I got yelled at (only a little) for hanging laundry from our porch railing. While I can cut up a banana tree that fell over and heave it back into the bush, I look as out of place as, well, any white dude while doing it on this island."
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