So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know before You Go

So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know before You Go

by Dillon Banerjee
     
 

If you're like most people interested in joining the Peace Corps, the thought of spending a couple of years immersed in a different country, language, and culture sounds both adventurous and intimidating. As you contemplate the reality of volunteering, your mind races with questions. Which programs are my skills best suited to? How will the culture shock affect me?… See more details below

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If you're like most people interested in joining the Peace Corps, the thought of spending a couple of years immersed in a different country, language, and culture sounds both adventurous and intimidating. As you contemplate the reality of volunteering, your mind races with questions. Which programs are my skills best suited to? How will the culture shock affect me? What will my life overseas be like? Will my work really make a difference? Written by a returned Peace Corps volunteer, SO, YOU WANT TO JOIN THE PEACE CORPS...is a candid, straightforward guide that answers all these questions and many more. Author Dillon Banerjee shares his personal insights—and those of returned volunteers who served all over the world—to help prepare you for the experience of a lifetime. Whether you're thinking of joining, or have already been accepted and are getting ready to leave, this book provides answers you simply can't find elsewhere.

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YA-Using a question-and-answer format, a former Peace Corps volunteer addresses the concerns teenagers and parents might harbor about this important decision. From packing tips and living among the locals to medical services and staying in touch with home, there are practical comments and stories of actual experiences from volunteers, plus statements of Peace Corps policy for guidance. Eleven appendixes offer facts about and maps of Peace Corps projects, descriptions of programs and requirements, and lists of alternative organizations. "How to Become a Competitive Candidate" will be useful to teens because it suggests volunteer and extracurricular activities that will enhance their future qualifications for Peace Corps work. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580080972
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.57(d)

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