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Citizens of the World for the Rest of Our Lives

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps

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/9780813129754.003.0011
Citizens of the World for the Rest of Our Lives

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The Peace Corps experience as related by the six volunteers over the five decades have brought about crucial effects on their lives as some of them had been able to discover what they wanted to pursue as lifelong careers. Also, some of them wanted to continue learning more about other cultures, and they have been able to relate and apply their experiences to their families and students. This chapter first reviews the Peace Corps's third goal and talks about how the volunteers have been able to bring the world back, particularly in Kentucky. As the chapter also provides an examination of how the Peace Corps was able to influence their worldviews, their chosen careers, as well as their personal lives, it provides some accounts of how they were able to contribute to the betterment of the United States, specifically to Kentucky.

Keywords: career; families; personal life; other culture; worldview; Kentucky

Chapter.  17661 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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