China

Stories from China

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

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Lawrence Kahn had Chinese English teachers using and creating PowerPoint memory games.

One goal of the Peace Corps is to increase the understanding of American culture. 

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The meaning of listening

My first moment alone in China was terrifying.

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This is upper campus where I teach and work

During the spring semester, the entire school was given a two-day break because of something called Sports Meet. 

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烧烤 (shāokăo)

Sichuan “small eats” (or street snacks) hold a big place in the local culinary culture. 

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Dumplings 4

Around these parts, there’s a common dish on every Spring Festival (aka Chinese New Year) table: dumplings! 

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Noodles 7

Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is right around the corner! 

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Jeremie Gluckman-Picard served as an education Volunteer in China from 2014 to 2016.

When serving abroad, all Peace Corps Volunteers face challenges of new living arrangements, novel foods and different attitudes.

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I have one complete semester of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) under my belt. This semester has been eye-opening.

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Peter Ter Azerbaijan

I was born into civil war. The civil war in Sudan lasted 21 years until South Sudan achieved independence on July 9, 2011. I came to the United States as one of the so-called “Lost Boys of Sudan.”

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Heather May It Depends blog

Future China Volunteers, we can’t possibly tell you everything... nor should we try. Because it depends. 

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