Even though its essential purposes have stayed the same, the Peace Corps has changed over its nearly five decades. The Corps began with programs in Ghana and what is now Tanzania. In its inaugural year, the Corps sent 750 volunteers to ...
Author: Sharlee DiMenichi
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Political Science
Many people want to join the Peace Corps, and more than 160,000 people have since it was established by President Kennedy in 1961. But many more wonder what the Peace Corps involves and what they need to know before they can volunteer for this life-changing service. This informative book will guide you through the process of not only deciding whether you want to join the Peace Corps, but of showing you everything you will experience and need along the way. Finally, the process of returning to normal life will be hard, but this book will walk you through the procedure for returning home with a full section on how to adjust to your life. Complete with case studies and advice from past volunteers, this book is a valuable resource for potential Peace Corp volunteers. "Had this book been around in 1988 when I first joined the Peace Corps, it would have alleviated a lot of the guess-work. It really gives the reader a true insight into what to expect when deciding whether `the toughest job you'll ever love' is for them. Pack your bags for great adventure!"-Jennifer Zweigbaum, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mauritania, 1989-1990