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Stories from the Philippines

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

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Northern Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, is a place of growth. Known as the “Salad Bowl of the Philippines,” its province of Benguet boasts countless vegetable farms. It is also the home of Benguet State University (BSU).

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Michael Wanigasekera’s Sri Lankan descent may have caused confusion among Cambodians during his Peace Corps service from 2013 to 2015 but, at the time, the Education Volunteer viewed it as an opportunity to teach others about America’s diversity.

A Peace Corps Volunteer shops at a market in the Dominican Republic
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Peace Corps took me to the Philippines, and my time there is now a pastiche of events and experiences, some faded, others are as vivid as they day they happened.

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