How long can you be in the Peace Corps?
The Peace Corps is a significant commitment, requiring three months of training in your host country, followed by two years of service at your permanent site. You accrue two days off for every month you work, but the Peace Corps will not pay for your travels.
Is the Peace Corps hard to get into?
Last year, the Peace Corps received more than 17,000 applications for fewer than 4,000 positions. Serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer is a professional opportunity with lifelong benefits, so it is extremely competitive. If you think you have what it takes to compete, apply here.
Where does the Peace Corps go?
Countries where Volunteers serveAfrica: 45%Central and South America: 19%Eastern Europe and Central Asia: 13%Asia: 12%Caribbean: 5%Pacific Islands: 4%North Africa and Middle East: 4%
What does the Peace Corps actually do?
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals: To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.