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Stories from Colombia

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

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Participants of Camp GLOW in Colombia in 2023.

“From love, we transform.”

Girls with Club GLOW

It’s no secret that women and girls have access to different, and often fewer, opportunities, and in many parts of the world, their rights and education are limited.

Sharon Torkelson

“You’re doing WHAT? Why now?”

As a “seasoned” educator close to retirement, I often heard those questions when I shared my Peace Corps plans with professional colleagues, friends, and family members. Usually, I responded with my own question:

“Why not?”

A group of people in Colombia stand outside smiling in front of a yellow wall.

My name is Angell Kim, and I am a Korean-American born and raised in Texas. I served in the northern coast of Colombia as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Education and Community Development from 2016- 2018.

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Edward Orazem


Jazmine Hall
Larry Bratke

At the beginning of the school day, before classes start but while plenty of students have arrived, I lead a school-wide collective English class in the courtyard that uses songs and videos to teach entry-level English phrases. 

Autumn Sprunk
Construye tus Sueños
VIDEO: Highlighting home in Colombia
Brandon Keith is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia.

One of the goals of Peace Corps service is to promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.

Initiating the Community Savings Group after a hard days work on the crops.

Being a community economic development Volunteer is an abstract position with a range of services varying on a case-to-case basis for the American men and women serving in the Peace Corps.