Alice Carter and granddaughter Sarah Wilson in Marrakech, Morocco. Carter is the oldest serving volunteer in the Peace Corps. Courtesy of Alice Carter hide caption

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Peace Corps Volunteer Values Staying Active In Old Age

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You've got to get down — literally — when greeting someone in Northern Ghana. Kiley Shields for NPR hide caption

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Peace Corps volunteer Kiley Shields pronounces "n naa"

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The orchids that produce vanilla beans have no natural pollinators in Madagascar; the plant must be pollinated by hand — a labor-intensive process with little margin for error. Courtesy of Madécasse hide caption

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Hannah Marqusee taught these Nepali 8th- and 9th-graders to play Ultimate Frisbee. "Despite being terrible at throwing, they had a really good time," she reports. Their verdict: slightly more fun than soccer but not quite as fun as cricket. Bottom row, fourth from the right, is her host brother, Sachin. Courtesy of Hannah Marqusee hide caption

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