An organization of returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCV).
We connect Colombia RPCVs and others, and support community-based activities in Colombia.

Welcome to Your Website

Good news:  The Spring issue of our newly designed e-newsletter was sent on February 26 to all Colombia RPCVs whose e-mail addresses we have.  Click here to see it!

Friends of Colombia introduced our e-newsletter last summer with an important goal: to make it easier, faster, and more fun for you to see what is going on in our world—which includ-es the work of current PCVs in Colombia as well as the work and lives of our RPCVs at home and abroad.

We hope you will read on, respond and join us.  Just print out and send us the membership form on the last page of the newsletter. And to make sure we have your current e-mail address, send it to

Here are few highlights of stories in this newsletter.

News from the Field: Current PCVs introduce us to their newsletter, Oiste!, featuring stories and projects and people. 

After Peace Corps: Read about the Peace Corps Connect program, an annual gathering of former volunteers sponsored by the National Peace Corps Association.  Register for the Nashville meeting June 20-21 at

Project Updates:  FOC members helped train English teachers in Medellin last October, in connection with the Marina Orth Foundation.  See how you can volunteer to teach.

And Much More:  Books, reunions, comments from RPCVs and more!


Arleen Stewart Cheston, President