Mexico

Stories from Mexico

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

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John Sacklin and Mary Hektner served in Mexico from 2012 to 2014.

We both had full careers in the National Park Service. 

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8 volunteer opportunities for creative types

Did you know you can serve in the Peace Corps as a music teacher or animation specialist? 

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Corinne Brue Bloom where you're planted

When I was in college, I had a poster above my bed with a bright yellow flower that said, “Bloom where you’re planted.”  

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mariposa

In 2012, in the small mountain communities of Atzitzintla and Texmalaquilla, a Peace Corps Mexico Volunteer decided to reach out to the young women in her community with the idea of forming a camp.

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Yi Peng

From the traditional (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the fun (Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day) and the obscure (Roadkill Cook-off, Burning Man, the Gilroy Garlic Festival), Americans celebrate many different festivals with friends, family and strangers alike.

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As a Volunteer in rural Mexico, Sam Bhattacharyya saw the problems his community faced, experienced those problems firsthand and, as a result, truly understood them. Now he’s working to solve these problems for his community — and the rest of the developing world. 

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Mexico stone cactuses

Jose’s love for the national park is apparent in his movements, his voice and, if you listen closely, his words.

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Jessica Lavash

When Jessica Lavash received her invitation to serve in Mexico, she knew immediately that she would focus much of her Volunteer service on supporting the Third Goal.

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