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As of October 2009, 351 Virginia residents are currently serving in the Peace Corps. More than 6,498 Virginia residents have served in the Peace Corps since 1961.


John Young, Reed College '15, runs without rushing, aiming for Peace Corps in ... - OregonLive.com
OregonLive.com
John Young, Reed College '15, runs without rushing, aiming for Peace Corps in ...OregonLive.comFor his two-year Peace Corps assignment, Young will teach English in the Comoros, a tiny sovereign archipelago nation off the East African coast. About half the population of the 722-square-mile country makes do on less than $1.25 a day, given the ...
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Peace Corps volunteer shares travel twists - Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck Tribune
Peace Corps volunteer shares travel twistsBismarck Tribune"I had known of the Peace Corps through commercials and thought it looked like a good way to be of service to the U.S. and another country," said McGurren, who also knew of a colleague with a brother who had a positive experience when he served.
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Trujillo: On Being a Cultural Ambassador with the Peace Corps - Indian Country Today Media Network
Indian Country Today Media Network
Trujillo: On Being a Cultural Ambassador with the Peace CorpsIndian Country Today Media NetworkThe Peace Corps emphasized the necessity of learning the local language and culture and affirmed this with more than two months of intensive language and cultural training while living with a host family. Finances were another important factor. Though ...
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Elon University students prepare to serve in Peace Corps - myfox8.com
myfox8.com
Elon University students prepare to serve in Peace Corpsmyfox8.comWhen students graduate from college, finding a job is their first challenge. But for three Elon University graduates, their challenge involves feeding a village. ?To my understanding of Guatemalan culture, there isn't a lot of food diversity or access ...
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Look to the Peace Corps for the Next Great Food Idea - TIME
TIME
Look to the Peace Corps for the Next Great Food IdeaTIMEThe bar's maker told me that she found the key ingredient?moringa?while she was ?in West Africa in the Peace Corps.? This struck me with a wave of d [?]
Volunteering changes: Peace Corps hopes new requirements will encourage ... - The University of Hawaii Kaleo
The University of Hawaii Kaleo
Volunteering changes: Peace Corps hopes new requirements will encourage ...The University of Hawaii Kaleo?It's no longer just teaching English to middle school and high school kids, but teaching people how to use the internet and how to promote their business through social media,? said Grace Macruder, Peace Corps Hawai'i representative. ?It's teaching ...
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Area Peace Corps volunteer unharmed in Nepal quake - The Newark Advocate
The Newark Advocate
Area Peace Corps volunteer unharmed in Nepal quakeThe Newark AdvocateKosling, 23, had been in Nepal since March on what was supposed to be a two-year commitment with the Peace Corps. She was working in the food security sector focusing on improving nutrition, agriculture and sanitation. She and fellow volunteers were in ...
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WATERLOO: Resident headed to Mongolia with Peace Corps - Watertown Daily Times
Watertown Daily Times
WATERLOO: Resident headed to Mongolia with Peace CorpsWatertown Daily TimesWATERLOO -- Eric Koester, 21, of Waterloo, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Mongolia May 29 to begin training as a youth development and community services volunteer. Koester will live and work at the community level and ...
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The One Word That Almost Sunk the Peace Corps - OZY
OZY
The One Word That Almost Sunk the Peace CorpsOZYIn the second month of his presidency, Kennedy signed an executive order creating the Peace Corps, and Congress passed a law later the same year authorizing the agency to ?promote world peace and friendship.? It was a bold experiment in ?giving ...
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IU grad hopes to open the minds of others after Peace Corps service - nwitimes.com
nwitimes.com
IU grad hopes to open the minds of others after Peace Corps servicenwitimes.comEmily Clark, 27, of Munster departed for Peru earlier this month to begin training as a community economic development volunteer in the Peace Corps. Clark will live and work at the community level, training and advising entrepreneurs and managers in ...
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