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Are you a current or returned Peace Corps Volunteer? Are you thinking about joining the Peace Corps? Do you have an adventurous and curious spirit? Peace Corps Revisited is a podcast that explores everything it means to be a Peace Corps Volunteer, leaving familiar life to live and work in a foreign and unfamiliar place. The Peace Corps is a U.S. government-run agency established in 1961 to spread peace and friendship around the world. Approximately 200,000 volunteers have served in 141 countries in the Peace Corps since its inception. During 27 months of service abroad, each volunteer is shaped by their experiences and has a fascinating story to tell. As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Suriname, South America from 2010-2012, Megan Donohue speaks with volunteers who have served around the world since Peace Corps was first founded. Megan and her guests discuss the incredible highs and the devastating lows that come with service. She discusses the application process and how it has changed in recent years. She talks about successful and not-so-successful projects. She delves into dating and romantic relationships in the Peace Corps. She discusses how the politics of the U.S. and the politics of the host country have shaped service. Amongst many other topics, she also talks about the challenges of assimilating to a volunteer’s new culture, as well as adjusting back to life in the U.S. after returning from service. Megan speaks with volunteers about all that makes Peace Corps the most challenging job you’ll ever love. Whether you’ve served in Peace Corps, are a Peace Corps applicant, or simply have a curious and adventurous spirit, this podcast will appeal to anyone who has a hunger for learning about the various people and cultures that make up our incredible planet. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Peace Corps. This is a commentary based on personal experiences and is not authorized or funded by the U.S. Peace Corps.
You can email Megan at peacecorpsrevisited@gmail.com, or find the podcast on facebook at facebook.com/peacecorpsrevisited or on Twitter @PCrevisited

Peace Corps Revisited Megan Donohue

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Are you a current or returned Peace Corps Volunteer? Are you thinking about joining the Peace Corps? Do you have an adventurous and curious spirit? Peace Corps Revisited is a podcast that explores everything it means to be a Peace Corps Volunteer, leaving familiar life to live and work in a foreign and unfamiliar place. The Peace Corps is a U.S. government-run agency established in 1961 to spread peace and friendship around the world. Approximately 200,000 volunteers have served in 141 countries in the Peace Corps since its inception. During 27 months of service abroad, each volunteer is shaped by their experiences and has a fascinating story to tell. As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Suriname, South America from 2010-2012, Megan Donohue speaks with volunteers who have served around the world since Peace Corps was first founded. Megan and her guests discuss the incredible highs and the devastating lows that come with service. She discusses the application process and how it has changed in recent years. She talks about successful and not-so-successful projects. She delves into dating and romantic relationships in the Peace Corps. She discusses how the politics of the U.S. and the politics of the host country have shaped service. Amongst many other topics, she also talks about the challenges of assimilating to a volunteer’s new culture, as well as adjusting back to life in the U.S. after returning from service. Megan speaks with volunteers about all that makes Peace Corps the most challenging job you’ll ever love. Whether you’ve served in Peace Corps, are a Peace Corps applicant, or simply have a curious and adventurous spirit, this podcast will appeal to anyone who has a hunger for learning about the various people and cultures that make up our incredible planet. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Peace Corps. This is a commentary based on personal experiences and is not authorized or funded by the U.S. Peace Corps.
You can email Megan at peacecorpsrevisited@gmail.com, or find the podcast on facebook at facebook.com/peacecorpsrevisited or on Twitter @PCrevisited

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