Nov. 15: Peace Corps info

Returned Peace Corps volunteer to provide information to UD students

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9:38 a.m., Nov. 13, 2013--Skyler Dobert, a returned Peace Corps volunteer, will be available to provide information on the program to University of Delaware students from noon-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Kiosk B in the Trabant University Center.

Peace Corps volunteers live and work for two years, plus training, in 65 countries worldwide. They learn the language, gain an understanding of the culture and work at the grassroots level to create sustainable change in their communities. 

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Volunteers return home as global citizens and highly employable by organizations both within and outside the U.S. Those who are interested can apply by Dec. 1 for post-graduation departures.

Some of the benefits of service include medical and dental care, a living allowance, 24 paid vacation days per year and student loan deferment. Upon completion of service, volunteers receive more than $7,000 and have non-competitive eligibility status for most government jobs.

The agency has also established partnerships with colleges and universities that offer academic credit and financial incentives to volunteers during or after Peace Corps service.

For more information, see the event website.

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