Artists of Peace Corps – Gina Larson, Kosovo 2018-Present

April 16, 2019

Looking for something to fill her time this past winter, as her fellow teachers in Kosovo were on strike, Gina Larson turned to Instagram. Rather than opting to fill her time with endless scrolling, she decided to create @artistofpeacecorps. Through her awesome micro blog, Gina shares art created by volunteers and the local artists in communities where volunteers serve. […]


Adventures Across Africa – Betsy Gallery, Cameroon 1963-1965

April 9, 2019

  Photos from Betsy’s Service Elizabeth (Betsy) Gallery’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? Nkongsamba, East Cameroun 1963 What is one of your favorite Peace Corps memories? Seeing the tiny gazelle eating from our salad dishes in Yaounde where I spent some time with a French boyfriend. And […]


Introvert in the Peace Corps – Kate Martin, Peru 2006-2008

April 2, 2019

Serving as a volunteer provides numerous unforeseen challenges and is a job that requires you to be “at work” 24/7. For even the most outgoing of volunteers, this can become tiring. For those who consider themselves introverts, it can leave you utterly drained. Yet, Kate Martin, a self-described introvert, had an amazing service, despite the pull to always be out in her community. It all comes down to knowing how to make your service yours and working within your personality and skill set. […]


Nicaraguan Pottery – Paul Henry Devoti, Nicaragua 1995-97

March 26, 2019

NICA Ceramic Art was born out of the Peace Corps experience of founder Paul H. Devoti in the indigenous pottery pueblo of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua.  NICA Ceramic Art’s mission is to expose the world to the ceramic art work of the master artisans of the pueblo as well as the Nicoyan Indian heritage […]


Life in a Fish Bowl – Marta Block, Ghana 2002-2004

March 19, 2019

Toward the end of my service, I was made queen mother of development (Nkosuahemaa) in my village. It was an amazing day full of music, speeches, parading through the village & celebrations. I was given a beautiful piece of kente cloth that probably weighed ten pounds & wore it throughout the day. It was just such a beautiful culmination to my service with so many people in my community who I loved. […]


Bless Up – Mark Bryson, Jamaica 2010-2013

March 12, 2019

  Photos from Mark’s Service Mark Bryson’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? I served in Jamaica from March of 2010 till June of 2013 as a volunteer in the Green Initiative Sector. I was partnered with the Ewarton Community Development Action Committee (ECODAC) in Ewarton , St. […]


Baba Dochia – Adam Lawrence, Republic of Moldova 2014-2016

March 5, 2019

Adam’s desire to help others led him to the Peace Corps where he served as a business advisor in Moldova. While serving, he began building websites for the local governments and small businesses he worked with. Adam saw an opportunity to start a full-service creative agency. In 2016, he formed Enspire which has grown to a dynamic 11-member team of Moldovans and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers dedicated to creating unique value for their customers. Recently returned from Moldova, we talk about Adam’s service, adventures, and learn more about Enspire. […]


Boredom Will Not Kill You – Deborah Moskovitz, Honduras 1992-1994

February 26, 2019

Photos from Deborah’s Service Deborah Moskovitz’s Peace Corps Story Where and when did you serve? What did you do? I served with the Peace Corps in Concepcion, Intibuca, Honduras 1992-1994, as an Agricultural Extension Volunteer. We had a longer training of five months, because we had to learn Spanish, cross cultural training, and soil conservation […]


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. […]


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). […]

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