Paraguay

Stories from Paraguay

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

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When moving into my house, I began collecting glass bottles.

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This is the third in a series of Q&As with returned Peace Corps Volunteers who identify as first-generation college students and/or new Americans. Learn how they navigated the challenges of the decision-making process and service abroad.

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"I have established many relationships and my projects are reflecting the expressed desires of my fellow community members"

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I was well into my doctoral program in agricultural economics at Texas A&M University (TAMU) when my gym partner, who was also the campus Peace Corps recruiter, mentioned that he’d noticed a ring like mine on the finger of a new student named Vanessa who’d recently returned from service in the Philippines.

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

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

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Each and every day is a chance to protect and better our planet. Whether they’re an educator, agriculturalist, or environmentalist, Peace Corps Volunteers strive to make a positive environmental impact in their countries of service.

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A woman pours terere from a glass pitcher into a glass in Paraguay

Every Peace Corps Volunteer receives a small housing and living stipend that enables them to live in a manner similar to people in their community. Today, environment Volunteer Bridget Tam shares how she lives on less than $7 a day in Paraguay.

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