Dominican Republic

Stories from Dominican Republic

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

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Soon after arriving in the Dominican Republic, I learned the meaning of the word vergüenza (shame).

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My name is Joe Tidwell, but I’m known as “Pepe” (Joseph) in my community in the Dominican Republic.

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Peace Corps Volunteers come to service with a wide variety of skills, perspectives and life experiences.

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Several Nepalese women and one American volunteer, all in colorful clothing, sit together on a porch reading and smiling.

From rural villages to busy cities, women are the backbone of society. They are health care professionals, local organizers, inventive entrepreneurs, sustainability-minded farmers and dedicated educators.

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Lucia's backyard in the DR

I live in a rural mountain community on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Ray Sanchez 3

I applied to the Peace Corps thinking about my mom, who has always been a source of inspiration to me.

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Mountain village view, Río Limpio, La República Dominicana, 2017

What follows is a sketch of an "average" day in my life as a community economic development Volunteer in the rural Dominican Republic.

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Carson Twiss, Guatemala

¿Hablas español? Use your language skills as you live, learn and serve in a community overseas.

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