Stories from Ecuador

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

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Hispanic female Peace Corps volunteer review paper documents with two female community members outside in Guatemala

“I wanted to join the Peace Corps because I wished to further connect with my Latin American heritage, to exchange with another Hispanic culture and better understand the intricacies of the Latinx identity” - Yvette Garcia, a community economic development Volunteer in Dominican Republic.

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When I got to Ecuador, I did something that set the tone for my two years of service – I gave myself a nickname.

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A young girl, hand covered in blue paint, adds her hand print to piece of paper with other colorful hand prints.

Youth in development Volunteers know that individual connections create a global impact.

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Here I am in 1969 listening to a local Kañari leader. He is still active in community leadership. We are still in contact. We

The Peace Corps was a profoundly significant experience for me. 

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Henry crater

Henry entered my life after I was in site for about a month and a half. 

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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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Maria, a participant of "With These Two Hands," in the shop that she owns and operates.

As I approach the two-year mark since I arrived in Ecuador, I am able to appreciate the projects I have been privileged to be a part of.

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7 current openings where you can serve with your sweetheart

Serving in the Peace Corps alongside your partner or spouse can have advantages

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Experiences and lessons learned from the World Map Project

Why dedicate the time and effort to painting a map of the world at a high school in the middle of Ecuador?

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