1. It’s easier than ever
In July Peace Corps announced historic changes to its application process. The online form is doable in under an hour; you can help choose the country you’d like to volunteer in (there are still no guarantees) and what you’d like to do there; and you’ll hear within a year about that acceptance.
2. Immersion in another culture
By spending two years in a foreign country — often living with host families — PCVs become immersed in ways unheard of when travelling as a tourist. You’ll experience day-to-day living first hand, from the highs to the lows.
3. You’ll learn a new language (or become fluent in the one you’ve been studying)
Immersion naturally means volunteers speak that country’s language (that can mean drilling down to region-specific dialects). Yes, it’s a challenge, but once selected, PCVs undergo a two- to three-month training period during which they receive intensive language instruction from native speakers as well as technical details about their volunteering duties.
Not convinced yet??
Come out to an event next week with a PEACE CORPS RECRUITER on Tuesday, April 21st
Where: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 219
Time: 7-8 p.m.