North Macedonia

Stories from North Macedonia

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

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Welcome to the second episode of Anniversary Podcasts, a testimony about the impact Peace Corps had on the former Peace Corps Volunteers who have served in North Macedonia.

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Welcome to the first episode of Anniversary Podcasts, a testimony about the impact Peace Corps had on the lives of our former colleagues who started the amazing PC journey back in 1996.

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If Peace Corps service interests you, do it. It’s such a unique opportunity to settle in a community and stretch yourself.

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Peace Corps Volunteers come to service with a wide variety of skills, perspectives and life experiences.

Pamela Watkins

Though they represent less than 5% of the overall Volunteer population, Americans over the age of 50 are a valuable asset to the Peace Corps community.

Several Nepalese women and one American volunteer, all in colorful clothing, sit together on a porch reading and smiling.

From rural villages to busy cities, women are the backbone of society. They are health care professionals, local organizers, inventive entrepreneurs, sustainability-minded farmers and dedicated educators.

6 counterparts we're thankful for

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

Kyle Butcher 1

After college, I was worked as an associate scout for the Toronto Blue Jays. At some point, during that time, I realized that I could make a life of serving our country and the citizens of the world. 

Natasha Chavradovska 1

I first heard about the Peace Corps in 2011. 

View from my apartment, Joe Martin

After a career in business and government, I joined the Peace Corps in 2012 and was assigned to Macedonia. 

David Strouse Macedonia

I’ve heard that smell is the sense most strongly attached to memory. 

Nuse, Darsme, dhe Dhëndër (Bride, Weddings and Groom)

This week I was invited to the four-day wedding celebration.

A proud scholar at Peace Corps University

Far away in a foreign land known as the Kingdom of Thailand in southeast Asia, reclined on the bed in my humble abode as a study abroad student, I'm watching a commencement ceremony on YouTube. 

Last year, by accident, I signed up for the Krali Marko 65-kilometer Ultra in Prilep, Macedonia, and figured, "At least I can try."