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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Yi Peng

From the traditional (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) to the fun (Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day) and the obscure (Roadkill Cook-off, Burning Man, the Gilroy Garlic Festival), Americans celebrate many different festivals with friends, family and strangers alike.

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The Director's Travel Blog, Days 4 & 5: Lambayeque

We arrive in Chiclayo in time for dinner – a boisterous affair with a half-dozen Peace Corps Volunteers, cabrito and tacu tacu and other local delicacies (notwithstanding the calzone that one Volunteer ordered) and, of course, the now-customary Marinera performance (though I don't think I could ever tire of watching such expressive dance!).

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The Director's Travel Blog, Day 3: Moche

In Moche, a northern city best known for its rich history of pre-Inca civilization, our first stop is a freshly painted mural near the main city square. 

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The Director's Travel Blog, Day 2: Trujillo to Otuzco

I am so happy that this is a trip focused on Volunteer visits. 

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Meeting Peace Corps Peru staff

I was last in Peru two and a half years ago – just a quick trip, mostly in and around the capital. Now, I am so excited to be back for a longer visit.

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Returned Volunteers help small-time global artists enter large-scale markets

Vince Hartman knows that international artists have quality products and the business instincts to flourish.

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Breaking down barriers

Today is my last day in South America. 

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International Day of the Girl Child: What's good for girls?

Nearly 20 years ago in Romania, a group of Peace Corps Volunteers and their counterparts responded to what they together saw as a need in their communities. 

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How three Volunteers are tackling Peru's environmental challenges

Though he was assigned to work on youth development, Michael Kowalick says it’s no surprise he’s oriented his work around the environment.

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