The work of Peace Corps Volunteers is often a long game; sometimes our impact only becomes evident years or decades down the road. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet knows this firsthand. When she meets with host country leaders around the world, often the first thing they want to […]
“I remember my teacher, he inspired me very much with the desire to serve. That’s why I encouraged you.” Blanca was taught by Volunteers in Bolivia. Mariana was a Volunteer in Madagascar. This is what a Peace Corps family looks like.
Peace Corps Recruiter Kathy Fidler has cooked up a fresh take on the holiday by preparing the best recipes she’s shared online from various foreign countries.
As a 22-year-old fresh college graduate I asked myself where the last four years of my life had gone. Here I was, diploma in hand, the world ahead of me, without much of a clue as to where I was heading. As the weeks passed, I knew I […]
By Indira Martinez, Peace Corps/Guatemala Thanksgiving is, at its core, a celebration of abundance – the abundance of family, of joy, and, of course, food. Giving thanks for this bounty is a tradition that predates the United States and spans the globe in the form of harvest festivals. If […]
My host mom, Bu Tibyani, is a midwife.
By Cara Sandquist, Peace Corps The Gambia “Thank you so much for coming to our class. I want to keep doing this so I can help people in poor countries.” This yet-to-hit-his-growth-spurt 8th grader in central Minnesota said what I could have only hoped for after I spoke […]
Volunteers earn credential for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) during Peace Corps service TEFL Volunteers at three pilot posts began their training in 2014 with online courses, and in the two years since then, have participated in teacher training at their posts, taught English classes with […]
The first few years of my federal career in the 1980s were spent at NASA headquarters working for the Business Management Division of the newly initiated Space Station office. During those early “design phase” days, I looked forward to the future when the Space Station would actually be […]
Did you know that Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) make up nearly 45% of the staff at Peace Corps Headquarters? In the Office of the Third Goal at Peace Corps Headquarters – which houses the World Wise Schools (WWS) programs – we encourage current and returned Volunteers to […]