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Peace Corps

What is Peace Corps?

The Peace Corps is a U.S. federal agency that provides technical, cross-cultural, and language training to 18+ year old U.S. citizens so that they can live, learn, and work with a community overseas. More than 7,000 volunteers are annually sent (FREE of charge) to more than 60 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific. Among other opportunities, volunteers are given pay and living expenses to make a difference in one of the following work sectors shown on the right.

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Student Experiences

Dannia Portrait
The people here in the south are so hospitable and welcoming to any Peace Corps Volunteers. There is so much work to do in the Youth Development sector, Agriculture and Women's Health. I've been attending many trainings and workshops to initiate projects at my site, which is very rewarding having to travel and meet new people.


Youth Development in Morocco

Katy Portrait

Katherine Seltzer, a Peace Corps Volunteer in western Ukraine, teaches English at Chernivtsi National University and organizes a film club. She's also involved in creative writing camps and will co-directed a filmmaking camp aiming to engage Ukrainian teenagers in exploring social issues. Her Peace Corps service has been filled with challenging yet inspiring experiences, and she looks forward to what comes next.


English Education in Ukraine

Kim Portrait
I am starting to develop a love for my site and clearer motivations for my future. Is it the amazing view I have outside my house? Is it my projects? Is it the hospital? Is it the people I meet? All of these are important to me, but what's more important is the renewed perspective on life that this community has given me.


Community Health Outreach in Mozambique