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Introducing PCV Spotlight

In honor of Peace Corps Week, we are starting a series of guest posts from other Peace Corps Volunteers around Nicaragua.  Our hope is to help you get to know a little bit more of Nicaragua and Peace Corps through the stories of other PVCs (and perhaps even some RPCVs). 48 more words

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Wisdom Wednesday: Alison McReynolds Mauritania (2008-2009) and Liberia (2009-2010)

This week’s #WisdomWednesday comes from Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Alison McReynolds Mauritania (2008-2009) and Liberia (2009-2010). 

“Most of the things I thought would be hard turned out to be easy but all the things I didn’t worry about, because I expected them to be a snap, ended up taking all my focus, energy, and determination. 18 more words

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First Lady Michelle Obama and the Peace Corps Join Together to Expand Girls’ Education

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 3, 2015 – President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama today will announce a powerful collaboration with the Peace Corps to expand access to education for girls around the world. 340 more words

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Potato Days

“I want to see the future me and what am I going to be in the future. Will I be a successful person? Will I be a model? 28 more words


What I hate hearing most as a PCV...

… is, “Don’t you miss America?” or “I bet you miss home.” I hear this from villagers in my community, from friends and family back home, from strangers I meet traveling; and I know I am not alone. 768 more words

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Facebook Fever

I feel like a Facebook technician some days…. Teachers and students are always asking me questions about Facebook. How do I delete messages? How do I add a friend? 757 more words


After 9 months of anxiety, I finally received my invitation to serve with the Peace Corps in Peru as a Youth Development Facilitator. I was invited and I accepted the offer. 175 more words