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Stories from Cambodia

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

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Darlene Grant In Mongolia
Classroom in Indonesia

International exchange can motivate students and inspire curiosity.

A Black woman leans on a school desk, smiling in front of her students, who are working on an assignment in the background

HBCUs, or historically Black colleges and universities, are an important component of Black history in the United States.

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Returned Volunteers leverage Peace Corps service to improve communities at home.

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The Peace Corps offers a wide variety of service opportunities abroad.

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As a tenured professor of 18 years and an associate dean at the highest level of the University of Texas at Austin leadership, I quietly started my application to become a Peace Corps Volunteer late one evening in 2008. I'd just attended a friend’s memorial service, the sixth such service in a two-year time span.

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This is the second in a series of Q&As with returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as first-generation college students and/or new Americans. Learn how they navigated the challenges of the decision-making process and service abroad.

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When I first arrived to my little village in Cambodia, I was convinced that I would spend hours at the health center every day because I am a community health education Volunteer. Little did I know, I would be doing so much more than I could’ve imagined.

VIDEO: Highlighting home in Cambodia
Cambodia water project

Around the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers work with local counterparts to design and implement safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation projects.

Guatemala smile

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

VIDEO: Peace Corps Digs: Cambodia
Morocco house

In Mongolia, you might live in a ger; in Swaziland, it could be a rondavel. Just as each Volunteer experience is different, so is each house. 

Georgia Fourth of July

When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they're also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.

5 continents, 18 countries, 10,000 stories

Peace Corps Volunteers are an eclectic bunch. 

Lesotho sunrise

Whether you're a Volunteer in Cameroon or Cambodia, Jamaica or Georgia, Tonga or Togo, there is one constant of Peace Corps service: you're going to see some pretty awesome sunrises.

VIDEO: What did learning a language do for you?

You’re probably familiar with Spanish and French, but what about Sesotho, Malagasy, Khmer or Thai?

Cambodia frisbee

Each time I pass the volleyball court on the campus of the Kampong Cham Provincial Teacher Training College (PTTC) in Cambodia, I notice that it is exclusively dominated by men, even though my school is 75% women.