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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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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3 Lessons I Learned As an Asian American in China

Peer into a crowd in China and you won’t be able to distinguish me from the locals around me. That may be because I am Asian American, specifically Korean American – an Asian living in Asia.

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Yi Peng

From the traditional (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the fun (Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day) and the obscure (Roadkill Cook-off, Burning Man, the Gilroy Garlic Festival), Americans celebrate many different festivals with friends, family and strangers alike.

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Jason Kohn back to school

The telltale sound of a cellphone camera reminds me, yet again, of all the new students at my college here in China. 

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Reflections from a front row seat at a Chinese talent show

Working at a college in China, I go to a lot of parties.

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China host family communication

I thought I couldn't communicate with my host Mama and Baba. 

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China move-in day

I remember moving into my dorm my first day of college. 

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One of my favorite students, Hannah, invited me to visit her family for the Chinese New Year. Her family lives in Lijin, a village in northwest China with 78 families, all of whom are farmers. I was also going to be the first foreigner anyone in her family had seen in real life.

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