The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps

The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps

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So, you want to join the Peace Corps . . . If you are interested in joining the Peace Corps, you probably have questions that run the gamut from qWhat is the application process like?q to qIs the Peace Corps effective as a development agency?q In this updated second edition, former Peace Corps volunteer Dillon Banerjee shares candid facts and insights about the experience in a practical question-and-answer format. With input from recently returned volunteers who served across the globe, this thorough guide presents valuable information including: a€c What Peace Corps recruiters look for in your applicationa€c Items you should--and shouldn't---pack for your two-year tripa€c Useful gadgets and technology that help volunteers stay connected from far awaya€c Real answers to personal questions about culture shock, safety, dating, homesickness, and more Whether you're thinking of joining or have already been accepted and are preparing to leave, The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps will help equip you for the unique challenges and rewards of the volunteer experience, regardless of your program area or country assignment. It's essential reading for anyone interested in qthe toughest job you'll ever love.q From the Trade Paperback edition.More than likely, if you are assigned to a program or area that requires travel to various work sites and villages, you will be issued a mountain bike. ... Today volunteers can look forward to receiving a relatively new (maybe second or thirdhand) midlevel Trek or something similar. ... bag, a pump, a water bottle, a helmet, a front and rear light, extra parts, and a manual on how to fix and maintain your bike.

Title:The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps
Author:Dillon Banerjee
Publisher:Ten Speed Press - 2010-11-03


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