Share your evacuation story!

March 24, 2020 If you have an evacuation story you’d like to share, fill out our form at bit.ly/evacuation2020. We’ll choose the best ones to publish on our Blog or Podcast!...

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A Peace Corps Evacuation, 17 Years Later

March 24, 2020 It was 17 years ago that Peace Corps Morocco evacuated all of its volunteers, putting NYC PCA Secretary Greg Emerson on an unexpected charter flight to a destination kept secret from even...

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Pro Tips: Story vs. Anecdote, Part 1

May 25, 2018 The first and most important lesson any aspiring storyteller must learn is not inherently obvious. But understanding the difference between a great story and a great anecdote is essential....

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Pro Tips: How to tell a good Peace Corps story

May 14, 2018 We are taking a cue from our friends at The Moth this year and hosting our first open-mic storytelling show! Think you have a GREAT story to tell? Well, let’s hear it! Come prepared with...

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Peter’s $#!{{? Day

March 21, 2018 Peter Clark (Kyryzstan, 2009-2010) recalls a challenging day on the playground early in his service, and we take a look back at the scatological memories that defined his service as emcee...

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A Gambian Funeral

March 21, 2018 Ryan Smith (The Gambia, 2007-2009) sees how a community deals with death during his first months in the Peace Corps....

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Sometimes you just have to vomit

March 21, 2018 Julie Behrens (Honduras, 2004-2006) takes her first work trip and almost makes it home in one piece....

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Josh makes a tough decision

March 21, 2018 Josh Norman (Togo, 2000-2002) remembers a tough decision when he had to choose between a project and a person....

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Breaking the rules of partying in the Peace Corps

March 21, 2018 Jane Garcia Buhks (Nicaragua, 2010-2012) and Robyn Fiedler (Nicaragua, 2011-2013) remember a night where they broke all the rules of partying, but they got through it together....

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The day I almost tasted heaven

March 21, 2018 Sarah Porter (Macedonia, 2005-2007) discovers how sweet a little taste of home can be....

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