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African Charm

Michael Varga
Chad 1977–1979

Some villagers brought medications with instructions in English, Russian, French or German. They ….

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Balzac’s Saddle

John P. Hutchison
Chad 1966–1968

When I arrived for training at San Francisco State University in 1966, I was already fluent in French. I was ….

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The Lion and the Hat

Jeanne D’Haem
Somalia 1968–1970

The hat is just a bunch of little burrs stuck together with a fluffy black feather on the bill, but it does stay…

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What good are you?

Ann Sulkovsky
Niger – 1981-1983

In early 1980, a desire to explore the world and experience a very different culture beckoned me. The…

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St. George Slays a Dragon

John Rude
Ethiopia 1962–1964

In 1964, when it came time to return to the U.S. from Ethiopia, I felt that at least one souvenir should…

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Kavango Art Baskets

Alice Impraim
Namibia 2011–2013

My eyes floated towards the display of baskets on the table during my walk through at the Rundu open…

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Asia

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EASTERN EUROPE AND
CENTRAL ASIA

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Closets

Jeffrey Janis
Ukraine 2004 –2006

Upon my arrival in Ukraine in 2004, the Peace Corps staff advised me not to tell my host family or my…

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The Grand Project

Rebecca Madden-Sturges
The Republic of Georgia 2005–2007

Within a few weeks after I arrived in Sagarejo in September of 2005, I began to feel very much at home.

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A Brass Hookah

Lex Rieffel
India 1965–1967

My friends in ghaziabad, an industrial suburb of New Delhi, were too “modern” to smoke hookahs, but when…

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Properly Dressed for the Party

Lily Loh
Slovakia, 1997-1999

I love costume parties! But when my husband George and I were invited to a costume party in our town…

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Red velvet bridal wedding gown
Turkish Wedding Dress

Joanne Omang
Turkey 1964–1966

Growing up as a navy brat, moving constantly, I fancied myself endlessly adaptable, easily making…

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Sewing in Nepal

Bernice L. Haner
Nepal 1991–1993

After raising six children and working multiple jobs, it was finally time to retire. I put my retirement…

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LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

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The Coal Pot

Deborah Manget
St. Lucia 1978–1979

Peace Corps sent me to St. Lucia, an island in the Caribbean, to teach home economics to middle school…

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Huipil Blouse

Catherine Blumhorst
Guatemala 1988–1991

Guatemala is a country full of iconic post-card images, from the smoking volcanos, to the colonial era…

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Alpargatas – Footwear of Need or Choice?

Patricia Wand
Colombia 1963–1965

Perhaps the simplicity of the sandals, or the fibers in their composition, caught my eye. I remember…

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Poverty and Music

Anne (Snell) Bluemel
Ecuador, 1976-1978

The Peace Corps sent me to Cayambe in the Sierra of Ecuador, a town between Quito and…

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American Immigrant

Craig M. Chavis, Jr.
Peru 2014–2016

Land of the free and home of the brave,

Built on the backs of others – the poor and the enslaved…

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Trash Transformed My Life

Jon Kohl
Costa Rica 1993–1995

Who would have thought that a crazy-eyed humanoid creature that lived in Costa Rica’s largest landfill…

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NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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PACIFIC ISLANDS

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