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#1 Old 01-09-2009, 02:58 PM
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has anyone served for them?
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#2 Old 01-09-2009, 03:16 PM
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My grandparents did. I haven't.



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#3 Old 01-09-2009, 10:56 PM
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My grandparents did. I haven't.



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well i was actually wanting to know what it was like and where at and all lol

i like the idea personally, better then joining the army
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Spree, try a Google search. There are *all* sorts of boards for ex Peace Corps folks. I'm sure you'd get good answers about all of your questions.

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I have a friend in the peace corps and he is in Bulgaria. He works a lot with children and the city. It seems like most of the things he does has to do with getting the community to work together. He enjoys it. He said that most of the people that don't hack it are the people that are young and get home sick.
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I would love to be involved in the peace corps, but I'm Canadian and I'm pretty sure we don't have an equivalent
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I would love to also, but I think they require you to have a college degree.
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#8 Old 01-11-2009, 01:54 PM
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I would love to also, but I think they require you to have a college degree.

aye, first things first. there's some skills they need from you.

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i like the idea personally, better then joining the army

you might be surprised. the military has things to offer.

http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-e...0.4737207.html

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U.S. Military Humanitarian Efforts Planned for 99 Nations



Forces respond to disasters and deliver longer-term aid overseas



By Elizabeth Kelleher

Washington File Staff Writer



Washington In 2006, U.S. military commands plan 556 humanitarian projects in 99 countries.



U.S. forces are improving water supplies in Ecuador, flood barriers in Bangladesh, a medical clinic in Uganda and schools in Kyrgyzstan. Military experts train local residents to remove land mines in Nicaragua and Vietnam.



By year-end, the U.S. military will have delivered 300,000 daily-rations packages overseas. Soldiers will have dug wells, built schools, and transported hospital equipment to villages from Croatia to Colombia. The Army will have trained officials from 11 African countries Kenya, Ethiopia, Egypt, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, Burundi, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania to respond to disasters and deliver medical care.


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I have read that the Peace Corps is not very accommodating to vegetarians, so you might want to look into that. I found this in the chat archives where recruiters are asked questions:



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<guest>would it be a problem being vegetarian?



Guest: Being a vegetarian can be difficult in Peace Corps. We do ask you to be flexible in this because of health and cross-cultural reasons. In developing nations many people do not understand, and can even be offended by your unwillingness to eat what is served.



However, we have successfully placed many vegetarians who have been able to maintain their diets to varying degrees.

http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?...chnovember2004
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#10 Old 01-15-2009, 08:42 PM
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