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This list has been compiled by Volunteers serving in [[Kenya]] and is based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list! You obviously cannot bring everything we mention, so consider those items that make the most sense to you personally and professionally. You can always have things sent to you later. As you decide what to bring, keep in mind that you have an 80-pound weight limit on baggage. And remember, you can get almost everything you need in Kenya.  
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Since 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries, more than 182,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 138 countries all over the globe.
  
===General Clothing===
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(See: [[History|History of the Peace Corps]])
  
You may also find that the clothing you bring from home will suffer more wear and tear than ususal. Fortunately, used clothing markets abound in Kenya, even in smaller towns, so it is not necessary to bring two years’ worth of clothes.
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==[[Africa]]==
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Benin]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Botswana]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Cameroon]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Cape Verde]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Ethiopia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in The Gambia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Ghana]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Guinea]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Kenya]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Lesotho]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Malawi]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Mali]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Mauritania]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Mozambique]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Namibia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Niger]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Rwanda]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Senegal]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in South Africa]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Swaziland]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Tanzania]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Togo]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Uganda]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Zambia]]<br>
  
* Several pairs of khaki trousers
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==[[Asia]]==
* T-shirts
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* Sweatshirts/ fleece
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* Athletic shorts, for sports or home
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* Jeans
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* One or two dressy outfits
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* Bandannas
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* Long skirts
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* Raincoat
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* Cotton socks (grey or atheletic)
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* Undergarments, including slips for women
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*      Linen clothes it gets hot
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===Shoes===
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Cambodia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in China]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Mongolia]] <br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Philippines]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Thailand]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Nepal]]<br>
  
Durable shoes are an essential investment. Shoes will wear out more quickly in Kenya than you are used to because of all the walking you will do.
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==[[Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]==
  
* One or two pairs of hiking/walking shoes or boots
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Albania]]<br>
* One or two pairs of sneakers or running shoes
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Armenia]]<br>
* Two pairs of comfortable dress shoes (seriously? one pair maybe but two???)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan]]<br>
* Comfortable sandals
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bosnia-Herzegovina]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bulgaria]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Cyprus]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Czech Republic]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Estonia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Georgia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Hungary]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Latvia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Lithuania]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Macedonia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Moldova]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Poland]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Romania]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Russia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Slovak Republic]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Turkey]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Ukraine]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan]]<br>
  
===Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items===
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==[[North Africa and the Middle East]]==
  
A range of basic hygiene items is available in most towns and cities, however, if you have strong personal preferences, plan to bring those brands.
 
  
* Deodorant (if you prefer the stick kind, which is not available locally)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Afghanistan]]<br>
* Contact lens solutions (available locally but very expensive); the Peace Corps does not provide these
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bahrain]]<br>
* A three-month supply of any prescription drugs you take, including birth control pills
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Iran]]<br>
* Good-quality sunscreen (with a high SPF)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Jordan]]<br>
* Tampons (o.b. brand is available locally but expensive)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Libya]]<br>
* Aloe or after-sun lotion
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Malta]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Morocco]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Oman]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Tunisia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Yemen]]<br>
  
===Recreation/Entertainment===
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==[[South America]]==
  
* Camera and accessories (film is available locally)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Argentina]]<br>
*      Laptop most Volunteers come with one, or buy one when they get here.
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Bolivia]]<br>
* Binoculars
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Brazil]]<br>
* Music player/recorder—iPod, MP3, CD, cassette (voltage coverters are available locally)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Chile]]<br>
* Your favorite music (blank tapes are available locally)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Colombia]]<br>
* Shortwave radio (three- to seven-band is recommended)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Ecuador]]<br>
* Portable musical instruments
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Guyana]]<br>
* Biking shorts and gloves (the Peace Corps provides a helmet and repair tools)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Paraguay]]<br>
* Sports equipment (e.g., Frisbee, kites, football, soccer ball, snorkeling gear)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Peru]]<br>
* Art supplies
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Suriname]]<br>
* Games and puzzle books (e.g., playing cards, cribbage, Scrabble, chess)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Uruguay]]<br>
* Favorite novels (but there will also be plenty circulating among Volunteers)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Venezuela]]<br>
* Almanac and dictionary
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* Camping or hiking gear
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* Tent (useful for travel as well as backpacking)
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===Miscellaneous===
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==[[The Caribbean]]==
  
* Cotton sheets (full or queen size) *MANDATORY, as these will not be provided during pre-service training and/or home stays. You can bring these items with you to your site)
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Dominican Republic]]<br>
* A light blanket *MANDATORY, see above
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[[History of the Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
* Bath towels *MANDATORY, see above
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Guyana]]<br>
* Sleeping bag *MANDATORY, see above
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Haiti]]<br>
* CPSC-approved bicycle helmets (if interested in having a bicycle)–Up to $30 reimbursable item with receipt
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Jamaica]]<br>
* Favorite sleeping pillow
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Suriname]]<br>
* Pens and pencils, stationery, and notebooks
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* External Hard Drive!
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* Solar calculator (essential for small enterprise development Volunteers)
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* Sturdy water bottle (e.g., Nalgene)
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* Solar batteries and recharger
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* Sewing kit
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* Knives (available locally but of poor quality)
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* Plastic storage bags and containers
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* Duct tape
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* Peeler, grater, etc. (available locally but expensive)
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* All-purpose knife (e.g., Leatherman)
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* Packaged sauces, seasoning and soft-drink mixes
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* Potholders
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* Solar shower
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* Work gloves
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* Cash (most Volunteers bring $200 to $500 in traveler’s checks for travel and vacation)
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* Credit card and/or ATM card
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* At least 12 passport-size photos of yourself for visas, work permits, etc. (NOTE: These photos are a must)
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* Pictures from home
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* U.S. and world maps
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* U.S. stamps (you can often have letters mailed in the United States by travelers)
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* Checks from a U.S. bank account (handy for ordering things from home)
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* Day planner
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* Sunglasses/visor
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*      USB Flash Drive
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[[Category:Kenya]]
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==[[The Pacific Islands]]==
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Cook Islands]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in East Timor]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Fiji]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Kiribati]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Marshall Islands]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Micronesia]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Niue]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Samoa]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Solomon Islands]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Tonga]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Tuvalu]]<br>
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[[History of the Peace Corps in Vanuatu]]<br>

Latest revision as of 13:03, 8 December 2015

Country Resources

Since 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries, more than 182,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 138 countries all over the globe.

(See: History of the Peace Corps)

Africa[edit]

History of the Peace Corps in Benin
History of the Peace Corps in Botswana
History of the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso
History of the Peace Corps in Cameroon
History of the Peace Corps in Cape Verde
History of the Peace Corps in Ethiopia
History of the Peace Corps in The Gambia
History of the Peace Corps in Ghana
History of the Peace Corps in Guinea
History of the Peace Corps in Kenya
History of the Peace Corps in Lesotho
History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar
History of the Peace Corps in Malawi
History of the Peace Corps in Mali
History of the Peace Corps in Mauritania
History of the Peace Corps in Mozambique
History of the Peace Corps in Namibia
History of the Peace Corps in Niger
History of the Peace Corps in Rwanda
History of the Peace Corps in Senegal
History of the Peace Corps in South Africa
History of the Peace Corps in Swaziland
History of the Peace Corps in Tanzania
History of the Peace Corps in Togo
History of the Peace Corps in Uganda
History of the Peace Corps in Zambia

Asia[edit]

History of the Peace Corps in Cambodia
History of the Peace Corps in China
History of the Peace Corps in Mongolia
History of the Peace Corps in Philippines
History of the Peace Corps in Thailand
History of the Peace Corps in Nepal

Eastern Europe and Central Asia[edit]

History of the Peace Corps in Albania
History of the Peace Corps in Armenia
History of the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan
History of the Peace Corps in Bosnia-Herzegovina
History of the Peace Corps in Bulgaria
History of the Peace Corps in Cyprus
History of the Peace Corps in Czech Republic
History of the Peace Corps in Estonia
History of the Peace Corps in Georgia
History of the Peace Corps in Hungary
History of the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan
History of the Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan
History of the Peace Corps in Latvia
History of the Peace Corps in Lithuania
History of the Peace Corps in Macedonia
History of the Peace Corps in Moldova
History of the Peace Corps in Poland
History of the Peace Corps in Romania
History of the Peace Corps in Russia
History of the Peace Corps in Slovak Republic
History of the Peace Corps in Turkey
History of the Peace Corps in Turkmenistan
History of the Peace Corps in Ukraine
History of the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan

North Africa and the Middle East[edit]

History of the Peace Corps in Afghanistan
History of the Peace Corps in Bahrain
History of the Peace Corps in Iran
History of the Peace Corps in Jordan
History of the Peace Corps in Libya
History of the Peace Corps in Madagascar
History of the Peace Corps in Malta
History of the Peace Corps in Morocco
History of the Peace Corps in Oman
History of the Peace Corps in Tunisia
History of the Peace Corps in Yemen

South America[edit]

History of the Peace Corps in Argentina
History of the Peace Corps in Bolivia
History of the Peace Corps in Brazil
History of the Peace Corps in Chile
History of the Peace Corps in Colombia
History of the Peace Corps in Ecuador
History of the Peace Corps in Guyana
History of the Peace Corps in Paraguay
History of the Peace Corps in Peru
History of the Peace Corps in Suriname
History of the Peace Corps in Uruguay
History of the Peace Corps in Venezuela

The Caribbean[edit]

History of the Peace Corps in Dominican Republic
History of the Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean
History of the Peace Corps in Guyana
History of the Peace Corps in Haiti
History of the Peace Corps in Jamaica
History of the Peace Corps in Suriname

The Pacific Islands[edit]

History of the Peace Corps in Cook Islands
History of the Peace Corps in East Timor
History of the Peace Corps in Fiji
History of the Peace Corps in Kiribati
History of the Peace Corps in Marshall Islands
History of the Peace Corps in Micronesia
History of the Peace Corps in Niue
History of the Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea
History of the Peace Corps in Samoa
History of the Peace Corps in Solomon Islands
History of the Peace Corps in Tonga
History of the Peace Corps in Tuvalu
History of the Peace Corps in Vanuatu