What's New On the Website? 

  • Jack Slattery, is a candidate for the board representing National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) for Geographic Region of Asia and South Pacific.   I would very much appreciate your vote which must be completed by 30 April.  For the past 15 years, I have been President of Friends of India (FOI) am inspired by contact with former PCVs of India, Samoa and other countries.  Details for voting and more info about myself can be found in the following link   http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/board-elections-2014/
  • Update from the South Asia Pure Water Initiative is here (4/12/2014)
  • Updated Charity Report for 2013 is available here (2/3/2014)
  • In Fond Remembrance of Foster Namauu Thompson and John Briscoe (2/3/2014)
  • Paul Stefanacci is organizing a Fall 2014 Reunion for India 33.  Click here for more info and to provide contact information (11/4/2014)
  • 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.