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.”  […]


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. […]


Confronting and Conquering Self-doubt

May 18, 2018

I suffered from self-judgment during my service and continue to have bouts with self-judgment in life after Peace Corps. More important than the stories we tell others are the stories we tell ourselves. Here is how I conquer my self-doubt. […]


Evacuated Days After Swearing-in: Camilla Cluett, Burkina Faso 2017

May 15, 2018

Hours after swearing-in and becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer, Camilla Cluett and her fellow volunteers were consolidated for security concerns. Days later, she was leaving Burkina Faso for good. While her service was short, she gives insights into training and tells us what is to come of her Peace Corps story.  […]

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