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Stories from Samoa

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

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Two women pose for a photo wearing hijab. One is in a red hijab, the other in green.

“The reward for goodness is nothing but goodness.”

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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.

Steve Price and Deborah Buckley raise their right hands as they're sworn in as Peace Corps Response Volunteers in Samoa.

Steve Price and Deborah Buckley were recently sworn in as Peace Corps Response Volunteers in Samoa as event coordination specialists. Here are their stories.

Nathan Chaput, Nepal

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you'll likely have the chance to learn a new language during service — and you never know where that will lead you.

Samoa PCV Means to serve

 My host country isn’t just a place to live for two years, but a place to call home.

Carrie Hessler-Radelet dads and daughters

Last summer, I had the opportunity to return to the village in Samoa where I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and reunite with my host family for the first time since I had left more than 30 years ago.

commute jordan

Peace Corps Volunteers trek through mountains, deserts, fields, rainforests and rivers to get to their service sites. Here’s what commuting looks like for 11 Volunteers and returned Volunteers around the world.

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet returns to Samoa

Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet returned to Samoa in June 2015, 32 years after serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the island.

Moldova Volunteer Albert Sou reading to kids

Beginning in 1986, I served as an early childhood teacher trainer in Haiti.