Information Session: Peace Corps
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
at 5:00 PM
Buntrock Commons, 143 Munch Room
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Nate Jacobi


The type of work a Volunteer does is ultimately determined by the needs of a host country and the potential of a Volunteer to contribute to those needs and to the Peace Corps' mission. There are a wide variety of Volunteer positions to fill throughout the world; however, nearly all Volunteers fall under one of the following general categories: education, youth in development, health, community economic development, agriculture, environment, HIV/AIDS and food security.

What Are the Benefits? Peace Corps is a life-defining leadership experience you will draw upon throughout your life. The most significant accomplishment will be the contribution you make to improve the lives of others. There are also tangible benefits, including the following Peace Corps provisions: Public student loans may be eligible for deferment Perkins loans may be eligible for partial cancellation A "readjustment" allowance of $7,425 (pre-tax) upon completion of service Language, cross-cultural, and technical training Travel to and from country of service A monthly living and housing allowance Full medical and dental coverage 48 paid vacation days Unique graduate school opportunities Leave for family emergencies Transition and job support and social networking after service Advantages in federal employment Opportunities for short-term assignments through Peace Corps Response No fee to participate

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