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Peace Corps Worldwide


  • Peace Corps Worldwide is an online community and resource for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their friends and families, and all who share a desire for international understanding. Peace Corps Worldwide is in no way associated with the Peace Corps or the National Peace Corps Association.

Nick Castle's parents file a claim against Peace Corps - Posted 2 hours ago to Peace Corps: Public Records

From the ktvu website: "The parents of a University of California Berkeley graduate have filed a $15 million claim with the U.S. Peace Corps after their son died while stationed in China." Nick Castle was the Peace Corps Volunteer who died in China during his service.  The story of his illness and death was chronicled in the recent NYTimes article, Trail of Medical Missteps in Peace Corps Death,.. (Read More)

New books by Peace Corps writers — August 2014 - Posted 5 hours ago to Peace Corps Writers

To purchase any of these books from, click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support our annual writers awards. • A Hitch at the Fairmont (Mystery for children 8–12) by.. (Read More)

President Mahama of Ghana speaks about Peace Corps - Posted 7 hours ago to Peace Corps: Public Records

President Mahama of Ghana was recently in Washington DC to attend the African Summit. He spoke about his experience being taught by a Peace Corps Volunteer. Ghana was the first country to have Peace Corps Volunteers actually arrive in country in August of 1961. I believe it is the country with the longest continuing presence of Peace Corps. The interview is on YouTube. Here is the link: (Read More)

Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965-67) Publishes Civil War Novel - Posted 8 hours ago to Peace Corps Writers

Mary-Ann Tirone Smith wrote the first novel by a PCV, Lament For A Silver-Eyed Woman, published by Morrow in 1987. She is also the author of a half dozen other novels, including The Book of Phoebe (1985) and a series of mystery novels. She has also written a Memoir, Girls of Tender Age which recounts a bittersweet portrait of growing up in 1950s Hartford, Connecticut when a serial pedophile kills her best friends. Mixed with.. (Read More)

Mark Jacobs (Paraguay 1978-80) Publishes Short Story in Adirondack Review - Posted 1 day ago to Peace Corps Writers

Mark Jacobs (Paraguay 1978-80) is a former U.S. Foreign Service officer who has published more than 100 stories in magazines including The Atlantic, The Southern Humanities Review, The Idaho Review, The Southern Review, and The Kenyon Review. His story "How Birds Communicate" won The Iowa Review fiction prize. His five books include A Handful of Kings, published by Simon and Shuster, and Stone Cowboy, by Soho Press, which won the Peace Corps Writers  Maria Thomas.. (Read More)

Getting Past August - Posted 1 day ago to Introduced Species

August thirty- first is a day of celebration for many Chilean seniors; small towns and senior clubs throw parties; congratulations are in order; our dinner guests last night joked to each other: “Well, we made it past another August.” The reason? Here in the Southern Hemisphere the worst days of winter are past, and we survived, not succumbing to pneumonia, still alive.. (Read More)

NYTimes Editorial: "Broken Promises on National Service" Peace Corps is not mentioned. - Posted 2 days ago to Peace Corps: Public Records

AmeriCorps celebrates its twenty anniversary on September 12th. The New York Times celebrates the program in an editorial in today’s Sunday edition and urges the administration to expand the program as the President had once promised. Certainly, AmericCorps is an excellent program and deserves the highest praise given in this editorial. To read the editorial, here is the link: The New York Times editorial.. (Read More)

Russia Invades With Army Of Ten - Posted 3 days ago to Your Money: In the New Economy

The Russians have invaded Ukraine with an army of ten.  Those are the only Russian soldiers actually captured in Ukraine by Ukrainian forces.  The Russian armor seen in Ukraine appears to be operated by Ukrainian rebel forces.  Other "Russian" soldiers seen via satellite photos are not clearly troops invading from Russia.  Although there are Russian voluteers with the rebels who are also all volunteers. There has to be a peace conference on Ukraine soon or the.. (Read More)

Talking with Gary Cornelius, author of Dancing with Gogos - Posted 4 days ago to Peace Corps Writers

Peace Corps Worldwide interviewed  Gary Cornelius about his Peace Corps service and his new book, Dancing with Gogos: A Peace Corps Memoir [Peace Corps Writers, 2014]. • Gary, where and when did you serve in the Peace Corps? In South Africa, from January 2012 to April 2013. I was “med-sepped” after about 14 months because I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disorder... (Read More)

President Obama nominates new PC Deputy Director - Posted 4 days ago to Peace Corps Writers

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts, among them: Carlos Torres, Nominee for Deputy Director, Peace Corps Carlos Torres is the Associate Director for Global Operations at the Peace Corps, a position he has held since 2013. He previously served as Regional Director for Inter-America and Pacific Region at the Peace Corps.. (Read More)