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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Daniel Yee 1

I applied to the Peace Corps because I wanted to represent the United States, my country, in a positive light as well as explore another culture in depth.

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As an Asian-American, adopted volunteer serving in the Kyrgyz Republic I am often asked questions about my heritage. 

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My Peace Corps Journey began in August 2017; this being my first journey outside of the United States I had no idea what to expect. 

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On Friday, October 27th I swore in as a Peace Corps Volunteer! Our swearing in ceremony was wonderful and it included speeches made by volunteers in both English and Kyrgyz as well as volunteers dancing the Kyrgyz national dance. Overall it was an exceptional event!

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If someone told me when I got to Kyrgyzstan that my biggest struggle during Pre-Service Training would be saying goodbye to my first host family, I probably would have shrugged it off.

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In two days I will be 29 years old.

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Although I spent nearly four years as a Peace Corps Volunteer I missed the opportunity to attend a real local wedding until this past September. 

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Toguz Korgool Team

If you ever have a chance to participate in a nomadic games tournament with Peace Corps - don’t think twice - enjoy the opportunity. 

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