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Voices from the Peace Corps

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129754
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135687 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.001.0001
Voices from the Peace Corps

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President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. In the fifty years since, nearly 200,000 Americans have served in 139 countries, providing technical assistance, promoting a better understanding of American culture, and bringing the world back to the United States. This book follows the experiences of volunteers as they make the decision to join, attend training, adjust to living overseas and the job, make friends, and eventually return home to serve in their communities. This book describes how the volunteers made a difference in their host countries and how they became citizens of the world for the rest of their lives. Among many others, the interviewees include a physics teacher who served in Nigeria in 1961, a smallpox vaccinator who arrived in Afghanistan in 1969, a nineteen-year-old Mexican American who worked in an agricultural program in Guatemala in the 1970s, a builder of schools and relationships who served in Gabon from 1989 to 1992, and a retired office administrator who taught business in Ukraine from 2000 to 2002.

Keywords: Peace Corps; technical assistance; American culture; volunteers; training; overseas; host countries

Book.  416 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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… Job You’ll Ever Love in Voices from the Peace Corps

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Coming Home in Voices from the Peace Corps

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