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Peace Corps FAQ // Everything Else

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The last in a four-part series answering your questions about Peace Corps.
Part 1: Applying to Peace Corps
Part 2: Training & Work
Part 3: Life in Peace Corps
Part 4: Everything else

I compiled the most common questions from my blog and YouTube comments, emails, etc. but if you want to know something that I haven't addressed here, or have a question for another part, leave it in the comment section!

Disclaimer: I can only speak to Peace Corps South Africa and my service specifically. Every PCV has a different experience whether in different countries or the same. If you are interested in joining PC, talk to as many people as you can to get an accurate picture of Peace Corps.

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How has PC defined my (Morgan’s) career goals? Has it made my future goals more confusing?
Peace Corps has completely changed my career goals; I finally feel like I am doing work I am passionate about. Prior to Peace Corps I was working in marketing and hated it! Now I plan to get a master’s in Internationa…

Peace Corps FAQ // Life in Peace Corps

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The third in a four-part series answering frequently asked questions about Peace Corps.
Part 1: Applying to Peace Corps
Part 2: Training & Work
Part 3: Life in Peace Corps
Part 4: Everything else

I compiled the most common questions from my blog and YouTube comments, emails, etc. but if you want to know something that I haven't addressed here, or have a question for another part, leave it in the comment section!

Disclaimer: I can only speak to Peace Corps South Africa and my service specifically. Every PCV has a different experience whether in different countries or the same. If you are interested in applying to PC, talk to as many people as you can to get an accurate picture of life in Peace Corps.

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What are the living conditions like for volunteers?
Living conditions vary drastically from country to country, and even village to village. I recommend watching Peace Corps house tour videos (like mine here) to get a better idea of the living situation in different areas. You can al…

Peace Corps FAQ // Training & Work

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The second in a four-part series answering your questions about Peace Corps.
Part 1: Applying to Peace Corps
Part 2: Training & Work
Part 3: Life in Peace Corps
Part 4: Everything else

I compiled the most common questions from my blog and YouTube comments, emails, etc. but if you want to know something that I haven't addressed here, or have a question for another part, leave it in the comment section!

Disclaimer: I can only speak to Peace Corps South Africa and my service specifically. Every PCV has a different experience whether in different countries or the same. If you are interested in joining PC, talk to as many people as you can to get an accurate picture of Peace Corps work.

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How long is training and where do volunteers train?
Training is about 10-weeks and all training is in your country of service (aside from a two-day workshop in the States right before you fly out).

What type of work do volunteers do?
Volunteers work in six different sectors: Agriculture, Environment, …

Peace Corps FAQ // Applying to Peace Corps

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The first in a four-part series answering your questions about Peace Corps.
Part 1: Applying to Peace Corps
Part 2: Training & Work
Part 3: Life in Peace Corps
Part 4: Everything else

I compiled the most common questions from my blog and YouTube comments, emails, etc., but if you want to know something that I haven't addressed here, or have a question for another part, leave it in the comment section!

Disclaimer: I can only speak to Peace Corps South Africa and my service specifically. Every PCV has a different experience whether in different countries or the same. If you are interested in applying to PC, talk to as many people as you can to get an accurate picture of Peace Corps.

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What is the Peace Corps application process and timeline?
The application process has changed since I applied (in August 2013), but I wrote about my specific application timeline here and the old application process here.

What initially made me (Morgan) apply to Peace Corps?
I answered this question in …