Stories of Kentucky’s Engagement with the World

February 19, 2019

On November 17, 2018, the Kentucky Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, with a grant from the National Peace Corps Association, held a day-long event centered around international experiences. This episode comes from audio recorded during that event. […]


Ultimate Peace Corps Packing List

May 25, 2018

Packing for two years of service can be nerve-racking. How do you decide what to bring for the next 27 months of your life? How do you pack everything you need to live halfway around the world into two 50-pound bags, a carry-on, and a personal item? […]

  • The Third Culture of Peace Corps – Allison Meredith Smith, Macedonia 14-16

    February 12, 2019

    Working with a non-government funded organization (NGO) I worked closely with the youth of my community creating sustainable projects primarily centered around eco-awareness and the arts. My secondary projects included an after school program that bridged the gaps between American and Macedonian culture, facilitating courses on college prep or the importance of volunteering, and co-lead the National English Essay Challenge (NEEC). […]

  • Finding Community in a Gym – Kelly Branyik, China 2014-2016

    February 5, 2019

    “I miss my family and friends. I miss the food. I miss the ease of walking everywhere and the accessibility to cross-country transportation. I miss my healthy lifestyle. Feeling free and like I could do anything. Having no bills to worry about.” – Kelly Branyik, RPCV China […]

  • Happy New Year from Tyler Lloyd

    January 1, 2019

    I hope you had a great 2018 and have an even more amazing 2019. You’ll be hearing from me in February. Until then, I wish you the very best and want you to remember that every volunteer has a story. What’s yours? […]

  • Celebrating the Holidays in the Peace Corps (Rebroadcast)

    December 25, 2018

    Volunteers tell stories of celebrating with newly found family and friends in their community, sharing large meals with fellow volunteers, and crafting makeshift Christmas trees from Styrofoam packing material. […]

  • Peace Corps Pup – Michelle Claus (and Sipi), Uganda 12-14

    December 18, 2018

    Michelle Claus didn’t go into Peace Corps expecting to have a pet, but after her house was broken into she thought getting a dog would be a good idea. You know, for security. But, she’d only have her dog during service. She wasn’t going to bring him home. Yet, Sipi had other plans… […]

  • Serving at 64 – Craig Hahn, Moldova 2011

    December 11, 2018
    Photo’s from Craig’s Story Craig Hahn’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? Moldova 2011 Teaching health (preventative) education. What is one of your favorite Peace Corps memories? Working [...]

Service Disrupted

Service Disrupted is a telling memoir of what went both right and wrong for volunteer Tyler Lloyd while serving in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso.

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