In March 2020, the Peace Corps evacuated over 7,000 volunteers worldwide. On April 3, 2023 the first full group of volunteers in Thailand since then was sworn in.
Letters to the People I had to Leave
Kayla Kawalec, YinD 132 To Mee: I have to write this one first, because there’s so much I want to say to you, and have always wanted to say to you, but […]
WAMC News Podcast: Neil Pickus
RPCV Neil Pickus is interviewed by his brother, a correspondent for WAMC News, about the recent Peace Corps Evacuation. Listen to the podcast here.
I’m an RPCV: I Think
Kayla Myelle Chisholm, YinD 132 The “welcome home”s are hard, but we knew that they would be. The goodbyes were hard, but we knew that those would be too. All the things […]
exodus pandemia (Dear Volunteers, we are sorry that the global situation has escalated…)
Ian Tramm, YinD 131 for months all i’d seen were bright lights foreign colors rich and vibrant exciting in their novelty and future promise, woefully all it takes is the volant gust […]
Kevin Lentz, YinD 131 The dawn is slowly giving shape to the rolling hills and tall pine trees that surround my family home in North Georgia. Four days ago, this was a […]
The Silent Homecoming
Emily Maginnis, TESS 131 It’s 5 am and I’m wide awake. Could be from the jet lag from Saturday’s flight, or just the unanswered questions building up in my head. Probably both. […]
Ebola, Politics, and Mixed Feelings
Mercedes Sullivan, ED15 – Tanzania When I first began my application process to the Peace Corps I was excited about all the possibilities to come. I was curious about where in the […]