Stories from Moldova

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

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Art of teaching

Good afternoon students. My name is Mr. Amir and I will be teaching health education.

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Animals of Moldova

I live in Moldova with two cows, one pig, three dogs, two cats and unknown quantities of rabbits, chickens, geese and turkeys.

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Peace Day

What does peace mean for students in Moldova? 

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Canned food in Moldova

During my first few days as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I saw a pen full of nutrias, which look like ugly rats. 

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Food language

On Romanian Language Day, my host mother “prepared something special for dinner” for me: cooked pork tongue. Eating it, she told me, would help me speak the language better. 

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Moldovan ladies

Moldova, your women delight me. 

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Wave week top

“Mr. Chris, why did you become a volunteer?”

I was asked this question over and over recently at Wave Week Moldova, a week-long summer school camp for future volunteer leaders.

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Tour of Moldova2017

It is an unusual journey, organized by Volunteers to promote volunteering and Peace Corps.

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Soroca trip. James B.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
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Jenny Sayles in her community

Peace Corps Volunteer reflects on her service in Moldova within the framework of the 10 Core expectations of Peace Corps Volunteers.

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