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Welcome Home

Welcome home, and welcome to the area.

We want NCPCA to serve as a resource for you as you get settled back in to life in the USA.

Many of us have reflected that coming home felt much more difficult than all that went into joining Peace Corps: learning a new language and trying to understand a new culture, getting settled in at a site and turning strangers into friends.

In trying to integrate your experience, it is enormously helpful to interact with a group of people who understand, and want to listen.

Please come meet us! There is an event calendar here on our website, or feel free to get in touch with the email contact form.

Additional Resources

Book: The Art of Coming Home by Craig Storti (an oldie but goodie- a true classic in the field!): 


Career site for RPCVs from Peace Corps:


Blog post from Cate Brubaker’s Small Planet Studio on Re-Entry: 


Re-Entry booklet designed for Freeman Business School students, but the sections on re-entry, “reverse culture shock,” etc. may prove useful: 


FIGT(Families in Global Transitions) blog post with suggestions for ex-pats who are coming home: 

Calendar of Events

Connect with the Peace Corps community at these upcoming events!