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Parents traveled from all parts of Uganda to honor and be honored by daughters wearing their regional traditions
For over 47 years, these two dark-brown, glass beer bottles sat idly on the top shelf of my bookcase with handicrafts and textbooks from my …
Tanzania – 1963-66
During my first observation of a Bao game in 1964 in Kahama, Tanzania, my KiSwahili was not fluent in KiSwahili….
During my second year as a health educator in Aderbissinat, Niger, my partner and I had new saddles ….
Our friendship with Abdullahi and Mariam began almost by accident. Abdullahi and I worked together ….
I was lucky to be one of three volunteers asked to start the first school for children with special needs in…
Philippines – 1961-63
Before the road between Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Orientale, and our village of ….
Kevin F. F. Quigley
Thailand 1976–1979, Country Director: Thailand 2012–2015
In Dansai, my students came to school in uniforms with their names stitched on the pockets of starched…
Cultures often define their uniqueness by creating epic poems or stories. Ancient Greeks…
This painting is based on my own experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer Teacher in upriver Sarawak on…
I was twenty-two years old. There was no internet, no one had cellphones, few people travelled to far…
I was assigned to teach Kimia dan Fizik (Chemistry and Physics) in Kedah on the northwest coast of…
Christine A. Wolf
Poland – 1994-1996
My gratitude for Adam’s skillful driving, combined with Poland’s complicated history and growing pains, had transformed my admiration for Poland into love.
In the southern India state of Andhra Pradesh, the Peace Corps assigned 30 volunteers to promote ….
In 1969 I was a member of a Peace Corps agricultural extension project sent to Thanjavur District, Tamil…
Shah mohammmed and I climbed out of the taxi, a Russian Volga, on the two-lane dirt road of the…
Each morning the jeep panel-delivery truck from the Mianeh Office of Education exited the traffic circle…
After living in two relatively cosmopolitan cities during my first four months in Iran, the Peace Corps…
Terese Maineri de Velasquez
At age seven, I begged my mom to buy a tiny acrylic painting featuring a Guatemalan woman wearing traje,
El Salvador, 1965-67
In Nueva Esparta, El Salvador, I was a health educator and an advisor overseeing the construction of ….
In my coastal community of Albornos and throughout rural Colombia, a machete is a universal tool…
Brazil – 1963-1965
I was a 21-year-old Peace Corps Volunteer working in community development in Capinzal, Santa…
Cartagena has always been a place of contradictions, a city of “magical realism” (realismo mágico), where…
My travels to produce Ministry of Agriculture films and printed materials enhanced my appreciation…
I had hardly heard of the place in 1978, when a Peace Corps recruiter called and said, “How about…
I served in small business development in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Azrou, a market…
Kiribati – 2000-2002
Dear Kiribati -It’s been twenty-two years since I first breathed your hot, salty air, waded in your warm turquoise….
Micronesia – 1966-68
My future wife and I met in training in 1966 and headed to Ponape. The island was home for about…
Papua New Guinea, 2000
From a small winter-cold town in Wyoming, I headed to my teaching assignment in Papua New Guinea…
Micronesia, Marshall Islands 1967-1969 Yemen 1978–1979
In much of the world, people take their furniture for granted. Among the people who live on Pacific…
Jack and Anne Weiss
“The main thing is to listen to people before you start a program, and then to work at their level.”
A new volunteer, I clambered into the open back of a truck on my way to a village school on the island…