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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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Moldova Valerie H

It doesn’t snow on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Lori and Stela

Lori Chibnik was stunned a couple of years ago when she saw this photo on the Peace Corps Moldova Facebook page.

Students work on computers in the newly renovated library.

Libraries make information more accessible and provide places for people of all ages to read, study and learn about the larger world. They’re also valuable as community meeting spaces and technology hubs.

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When I began serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at age 58, the previous volunteer at my site left me a wonderful piece of advice in my information packet:  “Fail big during your service. The people are worth it.” 

Baptism in Moldova

Before coming to Moldova, my only exposure to “godparenthood” was a cartoon series called Fairly Odd Parents...

Choir in Moldova

I love to sing but always did it alone — in the shower, on long car rides alone or whenever my roommates weren’t home.

Raising Awareness of Disability

Student Ilie was itching for a challenge during a recent training program to raise awareness about the problems facing people with disabilities. His task was to cross a cluttered room to retrieve an empty bottle – blindfolded.

Kite fest Moldova

Kite festivals are popular in some countries but not in Moldova — well, except in the small village where I’m serving as a volunteer.

Thanksgiving in Moldova

My first Thanksgiving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova was the best I ever celebrated. 

Art of teaching

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

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.

Peace Day

What does peace mean for students in Moldova? 

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. 

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.

Moldovan ladies

Moldova, your women delight me. 

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“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.

Tour of Moldova2017

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

Soroca trip. James B.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
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.

Chrystal's presentation

Suppose you were sitting at a bar and noticed a man put something in a woman's drink as she was leaving for the restroom.