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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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Time flies — it’s already been a year of service! 

My site

I am writing this from a café in my community, a café that I’ve been to twice this week, a café that’s run by one of my favorite women in town. We do some verbal sparring for a bit, she asks me why on earth I’d want to live alone, and then I get to work. 

VIDEO: Highlighting hospitality in Armenia

Volunteer Jimmy Cloutier shows us the hospitality of a New Year's celebration in Armenia.

VIDEO: Welcome to the sights, sounds and tastes of Armenia

Armenia Volunteer James Daly welcomes you to the sights, sounds and tastes of his country of service.

Armenia Stories Host Sisters

“What is your story?” Tati asked me. 

Students celebrate outside with balloons

For the past twenty-five years, Peace Corps Volunteers in Armenia’s northern region, known as Lori, have been making strides to improve the English education of Armenian students and educators. 

hannah tefl

TEFL Volunteers at three pilot posts began their training in 2014 with online courses, and in the two years since then, have participated in teacher training at their posts, taught English classes with host country partners, shared experiences with other Volunteers in communities of practice, honed their classroom skills, and much more.

Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

City Year to Peace Corps: These Boots Are Made for Working

There comes an unexpectedly poignant quote from the Hollywood classic "The House Bunny": "Kindness is just love with its work boots on.” 

michael kim

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Michael Kim recalls what he learned about his Korean American identity while volunteering in Armenia from 2010 to 2012. 

lgbtq volunteer

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, Peace Corps Northeast Recruiter Zoe Armstrong discusses how her experience living and working as an LGBTQ Volunteer in the post-Soviet Caucasus region helped to fortify her sexual identity. 

Meghan McGinty Armenia family

An Armenian woman looks me in the face and tells me that I’m her daughter. She sets out a feast that she can’t afford to pay for and tells me to eat until I’m full, then eat some more.

peace corps to startup

There are nearly 7,000 active Peace Corps Volunteers, meaning approximately half of these people will return home this year when their two-year service is done. Those people will need jobs – and startup companies need those people.

Meghan McGinty Peace Corps reflection

The Peace Corps believes in the untidy process of grassroots democracy. 

Ed Buckingham Armenia tourism

In international development circles, tourism is hot.