The term “entrepreneur” was coined by Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon in the 18th century. It means “bearer of risk.” It is that, for sure! Over the past five years, I’ve seen other words intertwined in the definition: independent, competitive, obsessed and passionate. Above all, it describes someone with the […]
Through interviews, Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Nursing Volunteer Hannah Bergbower highlights her extraordinary nursing students, the stories that motivate them and their insights into the future of nursing in Tanzania.
When moving to a new country, you expect the big cultural changes. But it’s the little ones you never saw coming that completely throw you off.
You’re probably familiar with Spanish and French, but what about Sesotho, Malagasy, Khmer or Thai?
One mother’s reflection on visiting her Peace Corps Volunteer daughter in Senegal
The Peace Corps believes in the untidy process of grassroots democracy. The idea that international conflict can be solved on a human-to-human level governs the Peace Corps’ motives for sending trained professionals out into developing communities to learn the language, gain an understanding of its culture and live […]
Before coming to Nicaragua to serve in the Peace Corps, I imagined that it would be similar to my study abroad experience in Ecuador: teaching English, speaking Spanish and indubitably changing lives. But I did not expect that the life that would change the most was my own.
After spending 27 months in a small village in rural Cameroon as a Volunteer, picking up and moving to Shanghai was nothing for RPCV Wendy Lee, even without a job or friends there.
We’re excited to announce the winners of the Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors photo competition. These seven students’ winning photos come from six different colleges and universities, showing that Peace Corps spirit extends coast to coast.
I left for Africa at the age of 22. What was supposed to be two years turned into nine, as I became increasingly invested in the unique challenges and opportunities I discovered around me.