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The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development and citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years across more than 139 countries. In an increasingly interdependent world, we tackle challenges that know no borders such as climate change, pandemic disease, food security, and gender equality and empowerment. Although times have changed since the Peace Corps' founding in 1961, the agency's mission to promote world peace and friendship has not. Today, the Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to enhance impact.
Our more than 215,000 current and returned Volunteers know that the Peace Corps changes lives both their own and the lives of people in communities around the world. They learn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance, and relationship building and become global citizens. Peace Corps Volunteers reflect the very best of humanity, innovation and aspiration for a better tomorrow. When they return home, they share their stories and experiences and give back to their own communities, helping to strengthening international ties and increase our global competitiveness.
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
Visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/benefits for additional information.
Peace Corps is a 27 month commitment and you must be a US Citizen.
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