Peace Corps


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Peace Corps

n.
A federal government organization, set up in 1961, that trains and sends American volunteers abroad to work with people of developing countries on projects for technological, agricultural, and educational improvement.

Peace Corps

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an agency of the US government that sends American volunteers to developing countries, where they work on educational and other projects: established in 1961

Peace′ Corps`


n.
an independent agency and program of the U.S. government that sends volunteers to help developing countries meet their needs for skilled workers.
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Noun1.Peace Corps - a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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These volunteers are then ready to begin their Peace Corps training.
Princess Lalla Meryem [degrees]n Aicha Afifi, Former Deputy Chief of Mission of the Moroccan Embassy, Washington DC [degrees]n Carol Bellamy, Former Director of Peace Corps [degrees]n John Entelis, PhD, Director of the Middle East Studies Program, Fordham University [degrees]n Madison Jones, Former Director of Peace Corps Morocco [degrees]n Ambassador Samuel L.
The first Peace Corps volunteers arrived in Bulgaria in 1991, shortly after the democratic changes.
Through their services, Peace Corps Volunteers make lasting contributions to the United States and the international community by promoting mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and the developing world, responding to humanitarian crises and natural disasters, developing leadership skills among host country nationals, and preparing America's work force with overseas experience.
Created in 1987, the Peace Corps Master's International Program allows participants to combine their graduate study with Peace Corps service.
Peace Corps volunteers work in local communities to create sustainable, environmentally focused projects varying from potable water systems to community recycling and reforestation programs.
Peace Corps education volunteers introduce innovative teaching methods and encourage critical thinking in a variety of classroom settings overseas.
Kennedy in 1961 to "promote world peace and friendship" through a variety of assistance projects, the Peace Corps has sent over 187,000 American volunteers to 139 countries in the past 46 years.
In addition to its stated objectives, however, the Peace Corps was, and continues to be, rich in symbolic meaning for Americans.
My announcement to the other Peace Corps volunteers, however, was met with skepticism.
Two history professors in college told me to get my MBA instead of pursuing advanced degrees in history, and then one of my MBA professors recommended that I join the Peace Corps.
Canada copied the Peace Corps in 1966 with CUSO for overseas projects and the Company of Young Canadians for domestic issues.
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