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Peace Corps

Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.

Sunset in Peru

A lesson in love, life and sunsets

I knew Shalin Shah only briefly. But I can honestly say that Shalin was one of the most courageous, purpose-driven and extraordinary individuals I have ever met. Joining the Peace Corps is not for everyone. Being a Volunteer requires tremendous courage, a creative mind, and a caring heart. […]


The Director’s Travel Blog, Days 4 & 5: Lambayeque

We arrive in Chiclayo in time for dinner – a boisterous affair with a half-dozen Peace Corps Volunteers, cabrito and tacu tacu and other local delicacies (notwithstanding the calzone that one Volunteer ordered) and, of course, the now-customary Marinera performance (though I don’t think I could ever tire of watching such expressive […]


The Director’s Travel Blog, Day 3: Moche

In Moche, a northern city best known for its rich history of pre-Inca civilization, our first stop is a freshly painted mural near the main city square. Rumor has it that a Peace Corps Volunteer has been painted into the scene – a colorful, elaborate tableau featuring community […]


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