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Welcome to Peace Corps Iran Association!

PCIA has moved to a new web platform. This platform will allow you to input information about yourself, to search for friends or colleagues from your time in Iran,  and communicate confidentially. To use the new site you will need to sign in and create a password (yes, another one). All data is protected in accordance with our privacy policy.  Many months of work have gone into making this platform as user friendly, accurate, and secure as possible. Please be patient with the launch and notify us of any problems or information updates. Below you will find links to detailed instructions for logging in to the site and for searching for friends.

Jeanette Gottlieb, PCIA President


NOTE:  If you click on a link to download a file and nothing happens, you may need to adjust the settings on your browser  and or check your download folder.

We recommend regularly checking your SPAM inbox on the chance that an email from PCIA  is misdirected there.



The American hostages in the Tehran embassy were released 40 years ago this month.  One hostage was diplomat and Peace Corps Volunteer John Limbert.  Read an interview with him published in the National Peace Corps Association journal by clicking HERE.


Of all the colors on a painter’s palette, the most elusive have been blues.

Learn about the history of “blue” from Egypt to Afghanistan to China to Europe.  Of course, Iran is in the middle. To read this article in the Aramco World magazine, click HERE.



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About PCIA

Peace Corps Iran Association (PCIA) is an organization of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Iran between 1962 and 1976, as well as Peace Corps Iran staff, trainers, family members, and all who are interested in the legacy of Peace Corps Iran. The values of Peace Corps turn on the premise that peace is not accomplished through force but through tolerance, understanding, and diplomacy. We at PCIA seek to extend these values to achieve peaceful solutions to the challenging relationship between Iran and the United States. We seek partners with similar values and missions, and we support our members in outreach.

PCIA’s activities fall into two broad categories: Researching, preserving, and disseminating the history of Peace Corps in Iran; and promoting mutual understanding between Americans and Iranians as groundwork for peace.  Our outreach today includes "cultural diplomacy", which expands on traditional "Peace Corps" engagement;  and "advocacy", which is directed toward national policy and legislation.  We stand, in principle, for promotion of social justice and well-being of all people within and between countries. 

You can find out more about our "Advocacy" and "Legacy" programs by following the specific tabs. We also publish three newsletters -- the KhabarNameh (three issues yearly). From the Field  (a monthly report on Board and member activities), and the Advocacy Bulletin  (political updates).  Finally, learn about our biennial conferences, which are open to all and draw nationwide attendance.

You may download a copy of our privacy policy by clicking HERE or HERE.



We are an Affiliate of NPCA

We are an affiliate of National Peace Corps Association (NPCA). NPCA is the nonprofit alumni network at the center of a vibrant community of over 230,000 people who share the Peace Corps experience. NPCA champions lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals by connecting, engaging, and promoting its members and affiliate groups as they continue to make a difference in communities in the U.S. and abroad. NPCA is also dedicated to advocating for, contributing to, and supporting the betterment of Peace Corps. Visit NPCA’s website to learn more.


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