Stories from Ukraine

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

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Katie Ridinger Ukraine photography

I remember walking out of my school in 2014 on the day of consolidation with a heavy heart not knowing when or if I would return. The answer came a few days later: all Peace Corps Volunteers in Ukraine would be evacuated.

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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.

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Celebrating "A Woman Who Is Changing My Life"

To celebrate International Women's Day, World Wise Schools did our part by hosting a webinar entitled “A Woman Who is Changing My Life” to engage middle schools in America with Peace Corps Volunteers and their inspiring female counterparts in Ukraine and Nicaragua. 

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Byron Williams

In celebration of Black History Month, Peace Corps Diversity Outreach Specialist Byron Williams discusses how his experience living and working as a Black American in sub-Saharan Africa helped to fortify his racial identity. 

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Guatemala smile

Sometimes all it takes is one smile to make a Volunteer feel right at home.

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WATCH: Peace Corps Viewpoints: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the Peace Corps is especially proud to recognize the work and contributions of all of our AAPI Volunteers do to spread peace around the world.

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Virginia Pasley Ukraine

I was home for a visit from Peace Corps during the weekend of my high school class’s five-year reunion, but I didn't go: in part because I had other plans with friends, and in part because I didn’t want to spend the evening saying “Ukraine… it’s next to Russia” over and over when being asked about my service.

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Linda Monroe and Sarah

My journey as a Peace Corps mom started three-and-a-half years ago in the fall of 2010. 

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