1. Antigua and Barbuda A Message for the Youth of Antigua and Barbuda

    We made this video for our swearing in ceremony which took place on October 15, 2010.

  2. Ukraine Um, so, how was it?

    In the almost six years since I finished my Peace Corps service in Ukraine, I've thought a lot about what it all meant. Peace Corps as an organization often poses the questions: "What does your Peace Corps service mean to you?" or "How has you Peace Corps service impacted you life?" However, the question I've most been asked since I returned five years ago is: "Um, so, how was it?" A pretty impossible question to answer, actually. How to explain that you experience your highest highs ...

  3. Moldova Nistru River

    This is the Nistru River that boarders Moldova and Ukraine.  The river lies right behind my host family's home in Southeastern Moldova.  This picture was taken in July 2009 on my first visit to my new site.  The man in the picture is sitting with his cow while it grazes. 

  4. Moldova Computer Class

    This is Doamnă Tanya practicing her typing skills during our center's 1st Computer Skills Seminar in Tudora, Moldova.  

  5. Morocco Eid al-Adha

    Joy on the morning of Eid al-Adha

  6. Sierra Leone Woman Talk

    Ma Yeleba was one of five wives of a chief in the Hastings/Koso Town village. She brought me African chop and I baked her pies. She had a sweet tooth and I learned about African life in the village from her. When I returned in 2008, she was no longer alive but I met her sister who had a stong resemblance.

  7. Micronesia Return To Past

    On my first trip to Walung with the Yata Youth Group (where I did all my singing) I found myself awake in the early morning, but not nearly before the cooks or those feeding the pigs or the grandmothers.  As I walked on the beach I came across this canoe floating beside modern outboard motor fishing boats.  Before the picture was taken I watched a young man paddle the boat into the harbor and unload his nights worth of spear fishing catch.

  8. Ukraine Babushka

    Babushki, with their quintessential headscarves and frumpy skirts, are a practically a national symbol.  Most have lived through times tougher that any PCV can imagine and a great deal can be learned from sharing a cup of chai with one and listening to a few of her stories. 

  9. Ukraine GLOWing in Ukraine

    What constitutes a youth summer camp in Ukraine?  Five PCVs, two showers, one electric burner, and 28 Ukrainian girls.  Mice, mosquitoes, bed bugs and filthy dorm rooms.  A week before the camp began, we had to cancel the camping component because our equipment fell through and rearrange responsibilities because two volunteers unexpectedly left the country.  Upon discovery of the single working burner, the first camp meal (spaghetti dinner) was a complete disaster.  That night, the five exhau...

  10. Burkina Faso A Peace Corps Song

    A newly sworn in Burkina Faso Peace Corps volunteer explains (musically) why he decided to take the plunge.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.