Podcast

Redefining Remote – Chelsea and Kyle Pease, Lesotho 14-16

November 13, 2018

  Photos from Chelsea and Kyle’s Story Chelsea and Kyle Pease’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? We served together as a married couple in Lesotho, Africa from 2014-2016, both as education volunteers. We lived in Motete, a village in the mountains about six hours from the nearest […]

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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? […]

  • Bob Vila – Peace Corps Panama to This Old House

    November 6, 2018

    Before Bob Vila begin his life in broadcasting, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, building houses and communities in Panama. Mr. Vila even built the very house he lived in during his service! […]

  • Culture and Witchcraft – Taylor Nelson, Zambia 2016-2018

    October 30, 2018

    The culture of a new country can be a beautiful thing to behold. Yet, sometimes cultures and traditions of another group can run counter to your believes or even be downright dangerous to those who practice them. Taylor Nelson experienced this first hand, as she worked as a health volunteer while navigating around traditional witchcraft practices of Zambia.  […]

  • Born a Backpacker – Nia Chauvin, Mozambique 2007-09

    October 23, 2018

    Nia Chauvin served as an English teacher in small northern town in Mozambique from 2007-2009. While serving, she fell in love with her now husband and fell deeper in love with traveling. Now, Nia continues to travel the world with her husband and their young son. Through her website Born a Backpacker, she wants to show other parents that they can continue to travel with children, especially to countries where Peace Corps Volunteers call home. […]

  • Ramadan with Meryl Streep – Olivia DiNucci, Morocco 2013-17

    October 16, 2018

    Peace Corps Volunteers come away form their service with amazing stories, like the time when Olivia DiNucci broke her fast for Ramadan with Meryl Streep and later met Michelle Obama. Yet, the things that mean the most to volunteers aren’t usually the stories of adventure or meeting the First Lady. Rather, they are the friendships we make with the citizens of the countries with serve in and the friendship we forge when sharing food and drink. While these are the harder stories to tell, they are the ones that leave the biggest impact.  […]

  • Facing Fears and Chikungunya – Michaela Sanchez, Nicaragua 2014-16

    October 9, 2018

    Michaela Sanchez served in a village in Nicaragua where she taught English in a community center started by a former volunteer and worked with Nicaraguan English teachers to improve their teaching abilities. Hear her story on this week’s episode of the podcast.  […]

  • Former Peace Corps Director – Ron Tschetter, India 1966-68

    October 2, 2018

    Ron Tschetter’s Peace Corps story all started in the mid 60’s when he saw a Peace Corps ad and said to his wife, “We’re going to do this work stuff the rest of our lives. Let’s go out and see if we can do some good.” Little did he know he would go on to sit on the National Peace Corps Association board and eventually serve as as the 17th Director of the Peace Corps. […]



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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