15 times Peace Corps Volunteers were the original hipsters

By Peace Corps
Sept. 8, 2015

1. Have you read it? Because we have. By candlelight.

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Sierra Leone

2. We made "jorts" an international fashion trend.

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Central African Republic

3. The best filter is #nofilter.

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Malaysia

4. Glasses are functional and fashionable.

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Chile

5. My tiny house is tinier than your tiny house.

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Kenya

6. "Art."

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El Salvador

7. Oh, you like the Peace Corps? Name 5 of their songs.

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Nepal

8. We make ponchos look cool.

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Chile

9. Wearing a vintage T-shirt while sourcing a locally handcrafted item… done.

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Ecuador

10. Androgynous haircuts for everyone.

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Afghanistan

11. We don't do beds. Comfort is so mainstream.

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Burkina Faso

12. Yeah, we bike.

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Burkina Faso

13. We had goats before they screamed.

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Philippines

14. Our meals are made from local, free-range food sourced from a workplace CSA program.

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Cameroon

15. Dinner by lantern light – we’ve been doing that for years.

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Liberia
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