Stories from Peru

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

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8 volunteer opportunities for creative types

Did you know you can serve in the Peace Corps as a music teacher or animation specialist? 

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Jeremie Gluckman-Picard served as an education Volunteer in China from 2014 to 2016.

When serving abroad, all Peace Corps Volunteers face challenges of new living arrangements, novel foods and different attitudes.

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Jeannie Folan med school

My dad is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a physician. When I matriculated his alma mater for medical school, he got to give me my first white coat. You could say I’m following in his footsteps. 

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Let Girls Learn in Peru

Meet Ruby. She is a mother, spouse and teacher.

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Youth entrepreneurs open a movie theatre in Peru

Hands down my favorite part of Peace Corps is the work! 

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Think of a time you said yes that you almost didn’t. 

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Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

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A lesson in love, life and sunsets

I knew Shalin Shah only briefly. But I can honestly say that Shalin was one of the most courageous, purpose-driven and extraordinary individuals I have ever met.

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