About WorldView

WorldView magazine serves the greater Peace Corps community with news, comment, the arts, politics, and commerce of the cultures of the larger world. Each issue gives voice to Peace Corps Volunteers as they serve, to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who are still dedicated to global service, and to everyone who wants to make the world a better place.           

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             Current Issue: Winter 2018


From the Magazine

President's Letter

Help us restore international affairs funding
By: Glenn Blumhorst

President John F. Kennedy said, “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” Approaching the 40th anniversary of our 1979 founding, National Peace Corps Association has firmly established its purpose and direction as a catalyst for global social impact by the Peace Corps community...Read More


Our Impact

RPCVs resettle refugees from Syria’s eight-year civil war
By: David Arnold

Bassam Osman worked in a shoe factory in Aleppo, the commercial capital of the Republic of Syria. During the seven-year civil war that some called a revolution, the government of President Bashir al-Assad bombed that shoe factory and more than 130 other city buildings...Read More


Culture Notes

Baptism by fire drill in Moldova
By: Aaron Weiss

I was born in Ohio during the Cold War. At that time Moldova wasn’t yet a country. Tucked between Romania and Ukraine, I’d never noticed it on the map during geography pop-quizzes or seen mention of it in National Geographic, my two childhood sources of world knowledge. But as I prepared to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the new country, Moldova has just ended a civil war...Read More



Ignore most of them for a life-altering journey
By: Paul Theroux

"Don’t go there,” the know-it-all, stay-at-home finger-wagger says of many a distant place—I have heard that my whole traveling life, and in almost every case it was bad advice. Yet a familiar paradox of my experience is that these maligned countries are often the most fulfilling. I am not saying they are fun. For undiluted jollification, you can bake in the sun at Waikiki with a mai tai in your fist or eat lotuses on the Côte d’Azur...Read More


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