Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Jun 16 2014 - 6:50am 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
Feb 14 2014 - 12:17am Serving in the Peace Corps can be both challenging and rewarding. Former Peace Corps volunteers often have good stories to tell — about their experiences in the field, what they learned and how those experiences shaped their lives after their service ended. Times journalists are writing about... more
Feb 12 2014 - 11:45pm The finalists are in for the annual BARPCV Photo Contest!  Cast your vote for your favorite photos here.   Please vote for the top five images. There are 10 photos (labeled with numbers) to choose from.  We recommend that you go to the Flickr page to see larger and higher-quality... more
Feb 2 2014 - 12:07pm Only about one-fourth of Kenyans have access to a traditional bank, and many people in the country farm for a living. Add those things together, and the result is that a large number of Kenyans are vulnerable to unpredictable income fluctuations. But a new study co-authored by MIT economist... more
Jan 27 2013 - 2:20pm Somewhere in your hard drive is a stunning photo that paints a thousand words about your Peace Corps service. Submit your best photograph from your country of service to the BARPCV 5th annual photo contest and your photo might be displayed at Simon's Coffee House in Porter Square, Cambridge, in the... more

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"The obstacles these students overcome to do something many of us take for granted is astounding." more

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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