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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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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Lesotho sunrise

Whether you're a Volunteer in Cameroon or Cambodia, Jamaica or Georgia, Tonga or Togo, there is one constant of Peace Corps service: you're going to see some pretty awesome sunrises.

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How to make jarma

Jarma is a traditional Kyrgyz drink made from crushed wheat. The taste is similar to sour, salty, slightly-off oatmeal and it’s delicious… although maybe an acquired taste. 

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Moving back in with mom and dad

The first night is always the most nerve-wracking. 

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