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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Laura Vazquez Arreguín

When I first came to Armenia and started to learn the Armenian language I was overwhelmed by the difficult task ahead. I decided I was going to try and only learn the basics for survival because after all, who speaks Armenian? 

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How I Started My Running Club

I started a running club by accident. During my site visit, when my counterpart asked me to introduce myself to the entire school – ninety one students crammed into a single classroom – I mentioned my early morning running routine. The next morning around 6:30am, half a dozen sleepy but eager kids were waiting at the edge of my host family’s vegetable garden.  

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Benefits of Drinking Coffee!
Joseph Andriano's students in Armenia

When we sign up to be Peace Corps Volunteers, the last thing we think about is the Third Goal. 

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At the shops by Liz