Kyrgyz Republic

Stories from Kyrgyz Republic

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

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Nathan Chaput, Nepal

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you'll likely have the chance to learn a new language during service — and you never know where that will lead you.

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Nyassa Kollie, Malawi

We asked Peace Corps Volunteers, "What do you wish Americans knew about your country of service?"

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Tamara Burman's video icon

Volunteer Tamara Burman works as a Community Economic Developer in  Kyrgyz Republic. Her work primarily focuses on developing professional lifeskills of women and youth in areas such as tourism, handicrafts, leadership and English language. 

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Sarah in the water

When I first landed on the tarmac and looked out my window at Manas International Airport in the Kyrgyz Republic, with the shadow of giant mountains illuminating my tired mind, I began to make a list. 

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VIDEO: Celebrating Older Americans Month

"My decision to apply to Peace Corps was actually a fulfillment of a younger person's dream." – Mary Ellen Rivero, Peace Corps Zambia

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commute jordan

Peace Corps Volunteers trek through mountains, deserts, fields, rainforests and rivers to get to their service sites. Here’s what commuting looks like for 11 Volunteers and returned Volunteers around the world.

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Nomad Horse Games Festival

There are a few things that most people, upon first glance at their Central Asia Lonely Planet, will remember most vividly about the Kyrgyz Republic: yurts and horse games. 

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Georgia Fourth of July

When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they're also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.

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VIDEO: Peace Corps celebrates Older Americans Month

Peace Corps Volunteers of all ages are called to serve overseas. 

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Unsolicited advice for a new Volunteer: What to bring

It’s the question every new Peace Corps Volunteer asks: What is the one thing you brought with you that you cannot live without?

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