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Considering the Peace Corps?

You know you’ve thought about it.  Now’s the time to get all the information!  Meet several returned Peace Corps volunteers and talk with them during a Question-and-Answer session, hosted by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Hall 305.

Since 1961, the Peace Corps has shared with the world America’s most precious resource – its people. Peace Corps Volunteers serve in 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Collaborating with local community members, volunteers work in areas such as education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.

Coming from all walks of life and representing the rich diversity of the American people, volunteers range in age from college students to retirees.  Every Peace Corps Volunteer’s experience is different. From teaching English to elementary school children in Zambia to launching a computer learning center in Moldova to promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in South Africa to working on soil conservation in Panama, volunteers bring their skills and life experiences to where they are needed most.

Peace Corps benefits include round trip airfare, three months of training, housing, 24 days of vacation per year, a living stipend, student loan deferral, $6,075 upon completion of service and one year of non-competitive eligibility for employment in the federal government.

The Peace Corps is a 27-month commitment and encourages applications eight months to a year before desired date of departure.

If you are interested in attending this information session, please RSVP to serve@hws.edu. Find out more about how the Peace Corps fits into your future.