Stories from Armenia

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

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Alia and her CP

Fifteen months ago, I landed in a tiny village that I could have pulled out of a Peace Corps Armenia post card if there was such a thing. I feel like I fit in as seamlessly as possible within my village.

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24 months later
You're not in America Anymore!

One thing that many Volunteers notice in Armenia is the differences between the American and Armenian definitions of “rude” and “polite.”

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Lessons on Love in an Armenian Village

The 2 years I spent living in an Armenian village has provided me with so much more than simply a broader cultural understanding and some language skills. 

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Peace Corps Armenia Music Video

Celebrating 25 Years of Service in Armenia

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Mount Ararat

I have a view of Mount Ararat from my bedroom near Artashat in Armenia. The mountain, the national icon of Armenia, is now in territory claimed by Turkey, but the people here still consider it their own. 

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