Indonesia

Stories from Indonesia

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

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Sunrise_Nick Choa

When I first arrived at my permanent site in East Java, it felt like a complete break from the routine of the 10-week Pre-Service Training.

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Colleen Young

The whim to join the Peace Corps first came to Colleen Young when she was visiting her daughter, Katrina, who was serving in Peace Corps Malawi, in 1999. 

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I’ve been trying to find the typical day in my life to share with all of you. However, there is no “typical” day. 

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Bu Sari, an English teacher in Northeast Java, did not have a Peace Corps volunteer assigned to her school. Nevertheless, when Maggie, a volunteer in her local community, came to her in 2012 asking her to help organize the first local Camp IGLOW (Indonesian Girls Leading Our World), Bu Sari stepped up. 

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On top of a mountain, surrounding a lake, lies a small village called Ngebel. 

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I started my day annoyed. A local Islamic boarding school had asked me to meet with their students and told me they would pick me up in a car at 7 a.m.. 

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VIDEO: Hospitality in Indonesia

Volunteer Maximillian Anderson shares his introduction to Indonesian hospitality.

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Cordell Capritta

At my school, there is a 10th grade student named Ricky. 

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Indonesia sunrise

Rise with the sun.

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Michaela Varone Indonesia

One of the many things that I've come to embrace about my new life in Indonesia are the simple serendipities happening to me on a daily basis.

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