Peace Corps volunteers return home to a dismal job market and a future in limbo

Apr 27, 2020
There’s a network of former Peace Corps volunteers trying to help current volunteers in their abrupt return.
About 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers had their service cut short in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Courtesy of the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps wants ... baby boomers?

May 29, 2015
54-year-old agency wants volunteers closer to its age.

Michelle Obama promotes girls' education in Asia

Mar 20, 2015
Around the world, an estimated 62 million girls ages of 6 to 15 are not in school.

One city, many changes: A reporter's return trip to Zigong

Oct 31, 2013
In 1996, Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz moved to rural Sichuan Province for two years to teach English as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He says the city of Zigong has changed a lot since then.