Eastern Caribbean

Stories from Eastern Caribbean

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

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A teacher helps a student during computer class in Guyana

Are you an experienced STEM professional?

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Unloading first shipment of books, January 2014

I joined the Peace Corps in 1972, right after I completed my master’s degree. 

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From light to lightning: How the slow kid become fast

When I first became a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, my intent was to offer the skills and passion I had acquired as an experienced educator and school leader to a country that had a need. 

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Teaching my students to "saute" at a ballet class.

Ballet.

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8 volunteer opportunities for creative types

Did you know you can serve in the Peace Corps as a music teacher or animation specialist? 

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Indonesia sunrise

Rise with the sun.

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If you lived and worked on a Caribbean island for two years, how many problems do you think you'd find? Peace Corps Volunteers Jilia and Greg Vento, a Florida couple serving together in St. Lucia, can count them all on one hand.

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The first few years of my federal career in the 1980's were spent at NASA headquarters working for the Business Management Division of the newly initiated Space Station office. 

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David Kurtz Age is just a number

Most people think the typical Peace Corps Volunteer is a recent college graduate in his or her twenties. 

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shawnette brandt guyana

Growing up in New Jersey, I was surrounded by peers who were first generation American or immigrated to the United States at a very young age. I fit the norm in my culturally diverse secondary school.

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