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 […]
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.
Peace Corps Malawi was the most influential experience of my life. It was incredibly hard emotionally, and sometimes physically, but it exposed me to a new reality (one with a lot less artifice and window dressing) and allowed me to confront the truth of developing country life in […]
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 […]
I am so happy that this is a trip focused on Volunteer visits. Getting to meet with our amazing Cuerpo de Paz (as Peace Corps is known in Peru) Volunteers, seeing the tremendous passion they have for our mission and the love they feel for the communities they serve […]
I was last in Peru two and a half years ago – just a quick trip, mostly in and around the capital. Now, I am so excited to be back for a longer visit.
Did you know April is National Poetry Month? To celebrate, Peace Corps is holding its first ever poetry contest.
Whether you’re a Volunteer in Costa Rica or Cameroon, Jamaica or Georgia, Tonga or Togo, there is one constant of Peace Corps service: you’re going to see some pretty awesome sunrises.
Get this: there’s a way to become a Peace Corps insider well before you serve—or even apply. It’s through an internship program that’s taking off at hundreds of colleges across the country: Campus Ambassadors.
“I’ve spent almost two years in Guyana, but my journey has just begun…” – Dan Honegger, Peace Corps Guyana Volunteer
You’re probably familiar with Spanish and French, but what about Sesotho, Malagasy, Khmer or Thai?