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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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Furnished in Ethiopia

Courtney Arnold
Ethiopia 1964–1966

We entered our mountain town in oromiya one evening as part of Peace Corps’ third wave of 300…

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A Simple Tool

Paul Jurmo
The Gambia 1976–79

When I came home, she was there – waiting for me. If I let her, she would nibble on my neck while….

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Rice & Diversity

Teena Curry
Madagascar 2010–2013

Has this ever happened to you? You upload a photo or description of a special moment to Facebook…

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Independence Day

Marla Bush
Chad 1968–1970

I was probably one of the few Peace Corps Volunteers who ever requested Chad, not knowing it was…

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Asia

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EASTERN EUROPE AND
CENTRAL ASIA

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LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

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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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Lucho Jerez

Mal Warwick
Ecuador 1965–1969

What I remember best about Lucho Jerez was his laugh. A giggle, really. And there he was on his new…

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Learning to Listen

Earl Kessler
Colombia 1965–1968

IN MY THIRD YEAR IN COLOMBIA, I joined the Oficina de Tugurios, the Slum Rehabilitation Office in…

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La Norteamericana

Cathie Maclin Boyles
Colombia 1975–1979

I spent almost five years in Colombia working as a nurse. During my first year, I worked in a…

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Bolivia’s Cholitas

Diane Hibino
Bolivia 1967–1970 PC Staff Bolivia 1991–1996

The Aymara women came down from the cool highlands of the Altiplano of Bolivia. They came because…

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Bargaining in Ayacucho

Evelyn Kohl LaTorre
Peru 1964–1966

Two months before the end of our Peace Corps assignment in Abancay, Peru, my roommate Marie and…

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NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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PACIFIC ISLANDS

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