Stories from Albania

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Albania.

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Montenegro - Dzamija Sunset

Standing alone on that balcony in Tirana in March gave me a sense of separation I thought I wouldn’t have to confront for another two years. But here it was: the eve of our evacuation back to the United States. We were already going home.

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As Peace Corps commemorated its 60th anniversary, a virtual panel discussion was held on March 3 with returned Volunteers who were personally impacted by President John F. Kennedy, who established the agency in 1961.

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A group of people stand behind an American flag, smiling.

As I sit and write this, I look back on my experiences and the people who I had the honor to meet, and I am deeply grateful to them.

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Stephanie Scribner in her classroom

World Wise Schools has been an invigorating part of my classroom for the past 20 years.

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May is nationally recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month.

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Colin Carter 1

I became interested in the Peace Corps while studying abroad in Kenya and Rwanda in 2014 as a student at Western Washington University (WWU).

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In my site, a small town in central Albania, most middle-aged women do not work outside their households

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Minju Kim with her host family

“I’m finally joining the Peace Corps," I told my best friend at our favorite brunch place one Saturday in New York City. 

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