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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Group of people standing in front of NoBi sign

Beyond the work of improving the tech-transfer process, I came to value the daily exchange of ideas, concepts, and cultural norms with management, researchers, and students.

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Jean Seigle serving as a Special Education Volunteer in Asuncion, Paraguay

"As soon as I learned about the Peace Corps, I knew I was going to apply, and I'm so glad I did. It just fit."

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Two women with cloth

The beauty of Peace Corps Response is its ability to adapt and adjust relatively quickly to new realities.

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Sierra Gorda Queretaro. Nicole Salgado, 2018

'Morada y Rosa' is a tribute poem by John-Michael Bloomquist, former Peace Corps Mexico Volunteer.

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Volunteer Cassidy Pearson and collaborators pose on top of the 50,000 liter capacity water cistern.

Between 2018 and 2020, the United States Agency for International Development´s Small Project Assistance program (USAID SPA) funded 10 Volunteers and their local partners to build 96 rainwater harvesting systems across 9 municipalities in 4 states, significantly increasing community-level resiliency.

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For #PeaceCorpsWeek, we are featuring stories of Volunteers who have interesting ties to the agency. Costa Rica PCV, Kirby, comes from a long line of Peace Corps Volunteers.

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Students, Volunteer Christine Cieslak, Noemi Cedeño González and staff NIcole Salgado

Environmental events strengthen students’ and community members’ learning beyond the classroom and build community relationships fundamental to a satisfying service.

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Mahima Mahadevan and her counterpart in Mexico.

I can still feel my stomach knot up when someone reads my name out loud for the first time. It takes me back to being a kid, growing up in a white, working-class suburb of Detroit and hearing the teacher take a long pause upon seeing my name on the attendance list.

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