Senegal

Stories from Senegal

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

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Finding 'teranga' from Senegal to Paris

You can fall in love with a person, but you can also fall in love with moments in time, the sounds of drums on the beach and roosters crowing while women pound millet at dawn.

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“Imagine yourself swimming into a river. You want to catch a big fish you see 1 kilometer away, so you swim with all your strength against the strong current." 

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The road to my village in Sierra Leone

As I begin graduate school at Yale studying environmental management and African studies, my mind can’t help but wander back to West Africa. 

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Older Americans are key players abroad

When Dorothy Wooldridge arrived in Ghana as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the age of 79, villagers had difficulty accepting that she was there to work. 

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