Samoa

Resources

Peace Corps service is a life-changing experience, and no two Volunteers experience their service in exactly the same way. Check out some of the links below to learn more about our country and the experiences other Volunteers have had serving here.

General Information 

PC Live

Home to online resources representing the work and life of Peace Corps staff and Volunteers.

National Peace Corps Association

The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is made up of returned Volunteers. You can find links to all the “Friends of” groups for most countries of service.

U.S. Department of State

To find information about countries around the world, including social and political history, travel information, and U.S. embassy websites.

Beautiful Samoa

The Samoan Tourism Authority's website has a wealth of information on Samoan life and culture, places to visit, events, maps, practical information and things to do.

You can also search the Internet for "Peace Corps blogs Samoa" and find the blogs of Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa, with links to other bloggers as well.

News About Samoa

Samoa Observer

The online link to Samoa’s main daily newspaper.

Samoa Meteorology Services

This is the official site for the Samoa Meteorology Division. Weather reports for Samoa are updated several times daily, and the site includes highlights of current weather-related news from the Pacific region and worldwide.

Development Sites About Samoa

U.S. Agency of International Development

Learn more about other U.S. international development initiatives.

MESC 

The Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture (MESC) website provides information for the general public, anyone involved in the Samoan Education System, and the stakeholders in sports and the cultural life in Samoa.

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme, including links to the United Nations Volunteers Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

SPREP

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme

JICA

Japan International Cooperation Agency

Recommended Books

Alailima (Calkins), Fay G. Aggie Grey: A Samoan Saga. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing Company, 1988.

Anderson, Charles R. Melville in the South Seas. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1966.

Beaglehole, John C. The Exploration of the Pacific. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, third edition, 1983.

Calkins, Fay G. My Samoan Chief. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1971.

Figel, Sia. Where We Once Belonged. New York City: Kaya Press; Kaya Press edition, 2003.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. In the South Seas. Middlesex, England: Penguin Books Ltd., reprinted 1998.