What's New On the Website? 
  • Sad News: Ed Willett (India 21) and former FOI President (1995-2002) has passed away. See more here. (11/1/2017)
  • Members of India 48 met in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania to have lunch at Rob Wood's Spoutwood Farm (11/1/2017).
  • India III 2017 Reunion and Recollections have been posted (11/1/2017).
  • Don Clement (India 33) has written a lighthearted, sometimes irreverent, book of vignettes about his experiences as a volunteer in India. Read more about it here. (10/22/2017)
  • The latest newsletter, with a special section on the history of Friends of India, is available here (10/14/2017).
  • A new President's Message is available here. (9/25/2017)
  • Enjoy the wedding video and story of Asha, George's Lucky Dozen's first student (9/25/2017)
  • "A Rich Food Culture Vanishes from the Train Tracks" brings up memories of our own train rides (9/25/2017)
  • We are creating an archive of memories about our experiences on the Stories to Share page. Some recent additions: Two great stories from from Howard Daniel, India RPCV 1968-1970, musings on clothes and tailors  and making ice cream by Fran Mola, experiences working a boarding school for 'untouachable girls' by Mary Andrews and a story shared by Donald Camp in the Washington Post (7/10/2016)
  • beautiful poem by Charles Griffin about his Peace Corps experience (4/15/2016)
  • Click here to view videos of speeches from the 2011 FOI picnic during the 50th anniversary. We need your help identifying groups and speakers on the videos. (9/18/2013)


The Friends of India are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who served in India from 1961-1976, their families and friends, their Indian supervisors and counterparts, former Peace Corps/India staff and anyone who might have an interest in India and Peace Corps. We are a non-profit organization.    

FOI has three goals:

(1) to continue to expand our understanding of India, 

(2) provide a channel of communication and information via our newsletter and secure website,

(3) to increase awareness and support of Indian charities. 

This web site complements our quarterly Friends of India Newsletter and supports our goals.