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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LEGACY STORY: We are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. PCV, Nancy, has three generations of Peace Corps Volunteers in her family. The stories of her sister and son inspired her to join the agency and serve in Costa Rica.

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A New Year's Eve Hike to Remember

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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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