Daughter of the Mayor of Ruiche. She is returning from the fields carrying plantains (a large banana-like fruit usually eaten while green) on her head. Photo by Christine Strater.

The Peace Core? Taking the First Step.

Thinking about joining the Peace Core? A lot of time and effort goes into the application process. So before you begin your first step should be to learn to spell it correctly! It's the Peace Corps. You aren't alone. Gauging from internet searches, the Peace Core is a pretty common misspelling.

Joining the Peace Corps is an life changing decision, one that over 160,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have made. There's lots of information on the web: personal experiences, blogs, photos, and returned Peace Corps Volunteer groups.

Searching the web on the term the Peace Core might get you to the main Peace Corps page, but you'll be missing out on many other interesting and useful websites.

Peace Core, I mean Corps, Volunteer Carol Tumaylle and two young San Martin Alto boys bring in the barley harvest.  Photo by Carol Tumaylle. Bawku, Ghana, 1993. Typical style of housing in the North of Ghana. The children in the picture are members of the Kussie tribe. Photo by Peace Core /Corps Volunteer Wayne Breslyn. A rice field on the road to Petchabun Province in northern Thailand, 1986. The fields are flooded with water during rainy season. Photo by Carol Rogers. My students in Bucharest during our pre-service training. They were typical 5th graders, although a little more innocent, like 5th graders a few years ago in the United States. They were excited to learn about the United States. Most spoke English very well, often taking it as a second language in school. Photo by Noah Duvall. At this point the paper is then made into items such as paper envelopes, stationary, and paper cards. San Martin Alto community members outside the local

To see hundreds of photos and descriptions from Peace Corps Volunteers (but no Peace Core Volunteers), visit www.PeaceGallery.org or you can search the web for others.