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Stories from Morocco

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

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A man stands in front of an ancient tomb

Peace Corps’ Virtual Service provides U.S. citizens with the unique opportunity to donate their professional skills and remotely support counterparts abroad. Early pilot participants were returned Peace Corps Volunteers, five of whom were also AmeriCorps alumni. These dedicated individuals share why there’s no set or linear path when it comes to serving communities.

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I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to reconnect with Peace Corps Morocco through the Virtual Service Pilot

Street markets in Marrakesh

One day, soon after moving into my new neighborhood, I stopped to buy something for dinner. I wanted to buy zucchini, but I didn’t see it, and didn’t know the Arabic word for it.

Michael Triozzi in Morocco as a Peace Corps Volunteer

I chose to serve in Peace Corps before applying to be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer, and I’m glad I did both.

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February is nationally recognized as African American History Month.

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I find myself at a strange and exciting transition moment in my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The shock I felt arriving in my final site, and the shock I’m sure more than a few of my neighbors felt at meeting a random American, has long since faded away.


Volunteering with the Peace Corps isn't easy, but collaboration and inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.

A young girl, hand covered in blue paint, adds her hand print to piece of paper with other colorful hand prints.

Youth in development Volunteers know that individual connections create a global impact.

A man sits outside of a white ice cream shop. He is looking off camera and smiling.

Applying to serve with the Peace Corps comes with a lot of questions, especially for historically underrepresented populations. Here to answer some of these questions is Waldemar Robles, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Morocco from 2013-2015.


May is nationally recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month.

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Just over two years ago, in February 2017, my wife Jacqueline and I booked flights to Morocco to spend 10 days exploring the country. Morocco had been on our radar of places to visit, so when the opportunity presented itself, we jumped on it.

VIDEO: A day in the life in Morocco
6 counterparts we're thankful for

When a Peace Corps Volunteer arrives in their host community, they’re paired with a counterpart.

Teaching Korean language and culture class at a local association

As a Korean American who grew up both in the U.S. and Korea, I have continuously asked myself, “Where do I belong?”