The best advice I’ve heard so far is from someone about to end his service. He said, “It’s your experience, so find your own wisdom.”
Whether you’re considering the two-year Peace Corps program or a short-term, high-impact Peace Corps Response assignment, the application process is the same as applying for a competitive job.
There are a few things now looking back that I wish I had known before leaving the airport and comfort of my home country.
Coming home after Peace Corps is a lot like skydiving, except pulling the parachute only becomes an option moments before you hit the ground. The flight up to the jump point fills you with anxiety, excitement, fear, happiness – really everything a human can feel. The weeks before […]
Established in 2010, the Peace Corps/Senegal Master Farmer Program, made possible through a partnership with USAID/Senegal as a part of the Feed the Future Initiative, has been successful in training thousands of farmers on climate-smart agriculture techniques. The program selects 40 Master Farmers to lead community trainings, by […]
That sound. As the cry becomes more pronounced, it progresses from a murmur to wail. The sound registers in my head: “I’ve heard this before.” This is the sound that occasionally echoes outside the hospital and lingers in the hearts of people close by. It’s the sound that […]
As the tourism and marketing advisor for the Comoros National Office of Tourism, I find it surprisingly difficult to write about tourism… particularly in Comoros, where there is currently none. In some ways, I feel like I’m starting with a blank slate, with an asterisk. Comoros is many things: it’s a tropical […]
Jason Seagle and Scott Wilhelm both served as Peace Corps Volunteers in El Salvador. Today they are co-founders of Vayando. Vayando is an online booking platform that connects curious travelers with micro-entrepreneurs in emerging economies around the world. We’re a for-profit social enterprise that puts local entrepreneurs – […]
Since its founding in 1961, nearly 220,000 American men and women have responded to the call to serve in the Peace Corps. They have lived and worked side by side with people in more than 60 countries around the world. That same spirit of peace and friendship through service […]
Far away in a foreign land known as the Kingdom of Thailand in Southeast Asia, reclined on the bed in my humble abode as a study abroad student, I’m watching a commencement ceremony on YouTube. It was the 2013 graduation ceremony at Webster University Thailand, my alma mater. […]