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“The Peace Corps Prep program is fairly young—it started here in Illinois at Knox College in 2007,” noted Beyer.
The Peace Corps is also funding a graduate assistant at Illinois State to serve as a campus recruiter.
If you read my last article you’d know that Peace Corps is a formidable option.
However, I felt I failed to show what challenges and rewards exist for those after they deploy in their host country.
Brass knuckles, attempted break-ins, bizarre opium plant-and-frisks – to say nothing of the near-daily harassment, and worse, for the female volunteers – all added up to a setting those DC-based officials deemed far too dire to pursue. Despite the imagery of , the last ten years in Kazakhstan have been among the brightest of any nation. Staking deep oil-fields, and buffeted as it was from the subprime and Euro crises, we arrived in a Kazakhstan sated in promise, into a land as self-assured and self-reliant as it had ever been.
Twenty years in, and the future was as bright as you could find in the post-Soviet world. This summer provided a sort of hinge, a passage from a much-lauded stability to something far … Reality began settling of a nation post-Nazarbayev.
Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities can help students prepare to apply for the Peace Corps through a new program.
With an average age of 27 (skewed upwards a bit by the 10% oldster volunteers like me) and a term of service of over two years, it is not surprising that there are many pairings among the volunteers and with others.
“My whole first year was such a challenge because I was adjusting to the language and culture and all the inconveniences of living in a rural and somewhat secluded area.
It’s surprising how easy it is to adjust to living conditions: I didn’t care if I didn’t have running water or that the electricity would only be available half the day.
Illinois State has a strong partnership with Peace Corps, dating back to 1994 with the first Coverdell Fellows master’s program in community and economic development for returned volunteers, launched jointly with Western Illinois University.
The Peace Corps Prep program is open to all majors.