A U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in northern Ghana stabbed and killed a suspected robber, the police officer investigating the case said Monday.
Irena Sharoshkina Boostani came to the United States in 1998 with $450 and few plans.
A Connecticut man pleaded guilty Wednesday to traveling to South Africa to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children while he was a Peace Corps volunteer.
My experience with bullying began with a presidential order.
School bus monitor Karen Klein says she was bullied by students. She says she's never experienced anything like it.
For student borrowers, that pricey college education is going to cost a bit more next year.
A couple of years ago I started a program to try to get rock-star tech and design people to take a year off and work in the one environment that represents pretty much everything they're supposed to hate -- government. It's called Code for America, and it's a little bit like a Peace Corps for geeks.
How could computer code change our cities for the better? Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka explains.
If 2011 was the year that South by Southwest Interactive grew up, 2012 may be when it decides it wants to don a suit and enter the corporate world -- or run off and join the Peace Corps.
Veterans of the SXSW festival share their survival tips and suggestions on how to make the best of the event.
The U.S. Peace Corps has pulled more than 150 volunteers out of Honduras while the organization reviews security in the Central American country, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The Peace Corps is slashing operations in Honduras and scaling back in El Salvador and Guatemala, citing security concerns in a region beset by violence linked to the lucrative drug trade.
A former Peace Corps volunteer, Jessie Osmun, was arrested early this month in Milford, Connecticut, and charged with sexually abusing five girls under the age of 6 in an AIDS clinic in South Africa.
A former Peace Corps volunteer from Connecticut is charged with sexual abuse of several preschool children in South Africa last year.
In the tech industry, college dropouts are legendary for eschewing education and founding billion-dollar companies. Not-as-famous but just-as-important are the college graduates that critically support these visionary founders.
As the Peace Corps turns 50 years old this week, three members from different generations reflect on their service.
In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy posed a challenge to Americans: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." Just a few weeks later the Kennedy administration provided a vehicle for young Americans to undertake that challenge.
Those who were not there in the 60s and 70s, when Sargent Shriver was well known as an extraordinary member of an extraordinary family, should be duly impressed by the stories they are now hearing about his dynamic role in launching and leading both the Peace Corps, proposed by President Kennedy, and then President Johnson's War on Poverty.
Sargent Shriver, who launched the U.S. Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family, has died.
"I watched children study famous people in history," Maria has said, "I always thought they should be studying my father"
R. Sargent Shriver, who was responsible for launching the U.S. Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family and joining John F. Kennedy's White House, has died, according to his family.
R. Sargent Shriver, a brother-in-law to former President John F. Kennedy who was the first head of the Peace Corps, has been hospitalized in Maryland, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday.
Dazzling beaches, pulsing jungles, rich underwater life and friendly locals greet visitors to the Philippines' Palawan province, made up of about 1,700 islands along the country's western edge.
The Peace Corps pamphlets had just arrived, but the then-Miss Shaw had just met the man she knew she would marry. She put the paperwork away in a bottom drawer and happily became Tiffany Shaw-Diaz.
The father of a volunteer found shot to death in Lesotho says his son died making a difference. WPEC reports.
An American aid worker died from a gunshot wound suffered in the southern African nation of Lesotho, the Peace Corps said in a statement.
You're in a country where everything feels different. The food isn't what you're used to; the people don't make sense. It's sensory overload and you're bewildered by all the things around you -- the language, the music, the faces, the smells.
Dear Annie: I hope you can settle an argument. My parents are saying that with my college major (English), it will probably be hard for me to find a job when I graduate next spring. They want me to go straight to grad school and get a master's degree, which they say will make me more "marketable." (They are willing to foot the bill, which I do appreciate.)
Natalie Montanaro, 52, a research assistant from the College of Charleston, South Carolina, volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps and moved to Romania in May 2009.
I know it's called "Father's Day," not "Stepfather's Day." But not all fathers are fathers, biologically speaking. And on Father's Day, we also should celebrate their efforts, thankless as they may be.
The idea of volunteering away from home seems like a win-win to many travelers: a way to experience and help another community at the same time. But without a solid, well-designed program and reasonable expectations, volunteer travel can do more harm than good.
After a year with the Peace Corps in Kenya, husband and wife team Kevin Ward and Renice Jones returned to the U.S. with a business idea: import Kenyan crafts and provide artisans with an affluent new market for their wares.
An American woman who was trampled to death by an elephant in Kenya, where she lived with her family, was a librarian who was determined to see that schools and libraries be built in poor villages, a former boss said Wednesday.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday praised as "one of the best" the oldest Peace Corps volunteer in the world, an 85-year old Florida woman serving in Morocco.
U.S. and Sierra Leone government officials have agreed to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Sierra Leone after a 15-year absence, the Peace Corps said Monday.
The car breaks down. The lover jilts you mid-trip. The hotel turns out to be a dump.
Dear Annie: Call me an old hippie (I served in the Peace Corps in the late '60s), but I've always wished I could find a job that would let me make a decent living while also doing some real good for someone.
College tuition increases about 5% to 8% a year. And most students are now just beginning to get their financial aid packages.
When Autumn Preble was a teenager in the 1960s, she spent hours gazing at black-and-white LIFE magazine photographs that documented the journey of Peace Corps volunteers all over the world.
Many college graduates are struggling with heavy student loan debt and steep monthly payments that limit their professional options. But for some, choosing the career of their dreams could actually lift that burden.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the United States plans to resume sending Peace Corps workers and scholars to Indonesia.
Secretary of State Clinton faces tough questions on the economy ahead of her visit to China. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
With unemployment rising and employers lowering their hiring expectations, soon-to-be-graduates are facing the worst job market in years.
An agreement aimed at ending violence and bloodshed that has erupted in Bolivian provinces has been reached between President Evo Morales and provincial governors, officials announced Tuesday.
The Peace Corps temporarily has suspended operations in Bolivia because of "growing instability," the organization said.
Demonstrations against Bolivia's president erupt over tax issues and proposed constitutional changes.
This year, gasoline climbed over $4 a gallon, and the traffic death toll -- according to one study -- appears headed to the lowest levels since JFK moved into the White House
It was a woman's raw, bleeding hands that led Jock Brandis to make a promise.
Struck by the bleeding hands of women shelling peanuts in Africa, Jock Brandis developed an inexpensive device to help.
Bolivia President Evo Morales declared a U.S. diplomat "undesirable" Monday amid allegations that the United States asked a visiting scholar and Peace Corps volunteers to keep tabs on Cubans and Venezuelans in Bolivia.
An American diplomat working toward restoring peace in war-torn Sudan was shot and killed along with his driver early Tuesday as he headed home from a New Year's party in the Sudanese capital, his family said.
From the minute Margaret Pratley heard about the Peace Corps in 1961, she was intrigued by the idea of volunteer service overseas.
A U.S. aid worker who went hiking Easter Sunday was found dead Wednesday in the northern Philippines, the Peace Corps announced.
The kitchen-products queen first picked up yoga while with the Peace Corps in Fiji. Now she practices it daily, gaining strength and flexibility that makes her a better runner, golfer, and traveler...
Matt Berg spent his first few postcollege years like any other geek: coding software under the glow of fluorescent lights. But today the 28-year-old rigs makeshift radio towers near the sands of To...
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When it comes to impressive résumés, it's hard to one-up Mae Jemison, 48: A Stanford graduate, physician, Peace Corps medical officer in Africa, NASA astronaut, and Ivy League professor, she also s...
Kennedy clan member Bobby Shriver, who got involved with local politics in a fight over untidy hedges, declared himself a candidate Sunday for the City Council in Santa Monica, a Los Angeles suburb.
Many American University students believe that restoring the image of the United States abroad is a top priority -- and it will be a key issue in the election.
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