dorland-headshotOriginally from the small town of Woodward, Iowa, Chance left in 2005 to pursue an interdisciplinary degree in media studies, journalism, and radio broadcasting from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2008, he spent a year attending university and working for radio stations in Berlin, Germany, as a fellow of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange For Young Professionals. After returning home and graduating from college, he worked in radio in Los Angeles and New York before accepting a teaching position in Seoul, South Korea.

Chance is now one of the first Peace Corps Volunteers to return to Colombia since the program was closed in 1981. His primary goal is to teach English to primary and secondary students in Barranquilla while also providing resources for Colombian teachers to improve their English. He’s also involved with a new English radio station for students at his school called English Time Radio, a Saturday night jazz group he plays drums for, and his third goal project, Chance Dorland’s Peace Corps PodCast, which he also uses to communicate with Spanish students from his old high school in Woodward, Iowa.

His updates can be followed on Twitter, YouTube, iTunes and his website, ChanceDorland.com.