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Peace Corps Week

Not Your Parents' Peace Corps

Carrie Hessler-Radelet | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Carrie Hessler-Radelet

Imagine a job that offered opportunities on the edge of innovation -- from installing solar-powered computer labs to helping communities switch to renewable energy; from linking local entrepreneurs to global markets to developing cellphone text messaging services to answer questions about HIV.

Celebrating International Peace Corps Week: Add Your Photos! (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 02.28.2012 | Impact

When John. F. Kennedy stood on the stairs of the University of Michigan on Oct. 14, 1960, a grand idea was articulated -- one of service, internationa...

Joining the Peace Corps (part 2) or, a Buddha, a Belgian Priest (and the Brothel)

Amy Lennard Goehner | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
Amy Lennard Goehner

When I walked in, it looked like a cozy tea room parlor. Several sober women amidst of sea of not-at-all-sober men whisked me upstairs and closed the sliding door. A door with panes made of paper. They guided me to the grandmother's room down the hall -- off limits to men.

Joining the Peace Corps (or How I Learned South Korea Was Not in the Tropics)

Amy Lennard Goehner | Posted 04.18.2012 | Comedy
Amy Lennard Goehner

Had I known half of the "adventures" that awaited me, I would have come up with a post-college Plan B. And had I done so, I would have lost out on, well, remember the slogan? "The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love."