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Stories From Timor-Leste

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

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Britney Ortega
A class of young adults stand in front of a woman displayed through a projector

Christine “Chrissy” Palumbo first learned the importance of counterparts during her two-year service in Sierra Leone.

March Madness Chess Tournament

If there is one thing I could tell my friends from home about me that would surprise them the most, it would be that I was on the chess team for all seven years of middle and high school. 

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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.

Planting batar after the rain

Until yesterday we had gone almost a month without a drop of udan.

How to cook with banana flower

My gaze fell onto a long table, just like all of the others in Taibesi Market, lined with piles on plates of plump and perky produce: tomatoes, limes, onions, bulbs of garlic, knotted knuckles of ginger…