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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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
Shepherding in Armenia

Of all the things to do on my bucket list for Armenia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, the most interesting thing I wanted to do was go sheep herding.  

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Halloween story PC Armenia

When presented with a broom I immediately resist any urge to sweep or clean. To me, brooms are strictly for riding. Is it any wonder Halloween is my favorite holiday? 

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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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