Tough Cookie – Tasha Prados, Peru 2011-2013

September 17, 2019

Since leaving Peru, Tasha Prados founded Duraca Strategic, a business and marketing strategy company. Tasha wants organizations that are doing good for the world to have access to expertise from a skilled partner that can help those organizations. She recently left her full time job and will be traveling the world as a digital nomad […]


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 World of Ambodyhasina – Sam Friedberg, RPCV Madagascar

June 20, 2019

I first saw the village of Ambodyhasina about a year ago today. I was accompanying my local medical clinic’s midwives for the day as they administered vaccines in some of the most rural villages in my commune. About an hour and a half into the hike, as well as from the nearest road, we passed […]

  • Climbing Cotopaxi with the Warmis – Dana Platin, Ecuador 1997-2000

    September 10, 2019

    In 2001 the first expedition of indigenous women reached the summit of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world just shy of 20,000 feet. Four Andean women (Warmis) and two American women all joined together to climb in celebration of women worldwide.  Dana Platin, serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, was one of the women on that expedition. […]

  • Peace Corps Host Family – David Hernandez, Ecuador 2013-15

    September 3, 2019
      Photos from David’s Service David Hernandez’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador from 2013-2015. I worked as an [...]
  • Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen, Tunisia 1966-1968

    August 27, 2019

    Jody Olsen first heard of the Peace Corps during a presentation from a recruiter attending a sorority dinner. The following day she informed her fiancé that they were going to join the Peace Corps and 18 months later they were headed to Tunisia. Almost 50 years after her service ended, she was sworn in as the 20th Director of Peace Corps. This is her story. […]

  • Pathogenic E. Coli – Podcast News and Excuses

    August 20, 2019

    For the past two weeks I’ve been either rushing to the bathroom, doubled over in pain, or both. It reminded me a lot of Peace Corps actually. This was the first time I’ve had any major GI issues since Peace Corps, which I assumed hardened my gut and made it impervious to illness. Boy was I wrong. […]

  • A Towering Task – Alana DeJoseph, Mali 1992-94

    August 13, 2019

    Being a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer herself, she couldn’t help but think that just such an in-depth, comprehensive documentary was needed for the Peace Corps. Alana says: “In a time when the American public either has a very antiquated notion of the Peace Corps, informed by an almost mythological awe of the 60s, or is not even aware that the agency still exists, it is high time to bring this unique organization back into the public discourse, to raise the level of the discussion from quaint to crucial.” […]

  • From Volunteer to Emmy-Winning Filmmaker – Bryn Mooser, The Gambia 2001-04

    August 6, 2019

    As a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, Bryn worked to rehabilitate the country’s highly deforested environment. But Bryn’s drive to serve didn’t end with 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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