While the Peace Corps is a great commitment, you will gain benefits that will last a lifetime. Volunteers receive a housing and living stipend that allows them to live similarly to the people in the community in which they are living, and if you have student loans, you may be eligible for deferment or partial loan forgiveness. Additionally, Volunteers will receive two paid vacation days a month where they can travel to nearby countries or explore their host country.

During their service, Volunteers receive rigorous technical training, including in-depth intercultural and language instruction. Once their service is finished, the Peace Corps provides supports for Volunteers re-integrating into their home culture and translating their skills and field experience to employers. Peace Corps Volunteers may also have advantages in federal employment and some hiring benefits, in addition to the collection of graduate schools that recognize the value of Peace Corps service.

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