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Jan 27 2015 - 1:26pm  My name is Vince Costello and I lived in Liberia as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1978-1980 and I’ve always wanted to go back.  There was civil war there from 1989-2003 that precluded any visit then.  This year with Ebola, Liberia was in the news a lot.  I had enough... more
Nov 7 2014 - 7:46am Liz McClintock is a founder and Managing Partner at CMPartners, a leading international negotiation advising, training, and facilitation firm based in Cambridge.  Liz served in Morocco in the Peace Corps from 1988-1992, teaching English and serving as a volunteer leader (assisting the APCD for... more
Sep 10 2014 - 7:32pm For two months over the summer, three students from the University of California, Berkeley, lived in the barrio of Las Cumbres 3 in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to create a youth empowerment center. Las Cumbres 3, a small community in Augascalientes, is a collection of 300 families who illegally built... more
Jul 27 2014 - 3:55pm When Diane Gallagher was accepted to go to Cape Verde at the age of 53, it was not her first application to the Peace Corps.  The fact that Diane applied to be in one of the first groups in 1961 (denied because she was pregnant at the time), illustrates how her desire to serve continued to... more
Jun 16 2014 - 5:50am Hi, my name is Jake McGrew and I just joined BARPCV. I was sent to Ukraine in September as part of the TEFL program. My training site was a very small town called Kozelets, which was an hour away from Kyiv (and Chernobyl..) and I was living with a single mother who had a son my age who was married... more

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I had to look at someone’s face and subtract 35 years and see if I could figure out who they were. more
Continue to explore and think broadly about your experience with Peace Corps. more
...one is never too old to love, to cry, to dance all night... more
The obstacles these students overcome to do something many of us take for granted is astounding. more
Peace Corps was the greatest challenged he ever faced and he loved every moment of it. more
Callie's favorite moments were with her host family- cooking with her host mom, helping her siblings read and brewing beer with her dad more
Being in the Peace Corps helped turn Doane into an Africa lover. more
Gazing up at the moon it seems so odd that man has been there. And here I am, over 30 years after...in a village without electricity... more