On Ian Walker’s second attempt at applying to Peace Corps, he was nervous and unsure he would get in. The Sheridan, Ill., native knew the process was competitive, but volunteering was his dream and he couldn’t give up after one try.
It’s good he didn’t. Walker was invited to serve in Peace Corps Zambia and departed on Feb. 8 to begin training as a rural aquaculture promotion volunteer.
“I re-applied to Peace Corps because I really wanted to participate in it. I did not think I was rejected for reasons that I could not change, I thought it was simply I did not have enough experience,” Walker said. “I probably would have continued to re-apply had I not been accepted the second time.” Continue reading “Peace Corps volunteer’s tips on getting into Peace Corps”