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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? […]

  • Gay in the Peace Corps – Patrick Driscoll, Senegal 2014-2016

    June 12, 2018

    Homosexuality is illegal in Senegal. When Patrick Driscoll found this out before he departed for his Peace Corps service, he was immediately a bit nervous about the next 2 years of his life. Patrick had come out during his senior year of college and was generally accepted by everyone and was quite content. Then, he was moving halfway around the world to essentially “jump back in.”  […]

  • Marine Corps to Peace Corps, Josh Guerrero, The Gambia 2012-2014

    June 5, 2018

    Before serving his country as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Josh Guerrero served in the Marine Corps. We talk about his Peace Corps service, the transition from combat boots to flipflops, and essentialism.  […]

  • Dear listeners, I apologize. I can do better.

    June 1, 2018

    On this short Friday episode, I issue an apology to the listeners and guests of the My Peace Corps Story podcast. I’m sorry. I can do better. […]

  • Dealing with divorce halfway around the world: John Leos, The Gambia 2015-2017

    May 29, 2018

    Thousands of miles from home, John Leos contended with failed projects and the unexpected divorce of his parents. But his service in The Gambia, a small West African country bordering the Gambia River and bounded by Senegal, was not defined only by these hardships. On this episode, John fondly remembers his host family, the nephew named after him, his fellow volunteers, and the family cow.  […]

  • 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? […]

  • Inspired by a Peace Corps Volunteer, Solomon Amuzu serves Ghana – Ep 044

    May 22, 2018

    Solomon Amuzu met Peace Corps Volunteer Kate Schachter 16 years ago when she was serving in his Ghanian village. From Kate, Solomon learned about organic farming and the importance of caring for our planet. Sixteen years later, Solomon is now serving his country through his organization, Call to Nature Permaculture. […]



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