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This blog features stories about Peace Corps volunteers from the Midwest who are preparing to leave for service, currently serving across the globe, and returned from service with experiences and cultural insights to share. It also includes news about recruitment events, agency updates, and our university partners.

The Midwest Region covers Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.’

Peace Corps Midwest Region representatives are also located in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, the Twin Cities, St. Louis, Louisville, Detroit, and Des Moines.

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About the Peace Corps:The Peace Corps sends the best and brightest Americans abroad on behalf of the United States to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Volunteers work at the grassroots level to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. Through their service, volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today’s global economy. Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide. See the Peace Corps fact sheet for more information.

Peace Corps provides comprehensive language, cross-cultural, safety and security, and technical training. Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months and receive benefits including transportation to and from country of service, a living stipend, full medical and dental care, 24 vacation days a year, graduate school opportunities, deferment or partial cancellation on some student loans, more than $8,000 to aid in readjusting home, special eligibility for federal jobs and more. Apply online in just an hour and choose the country and program that best fits your skills and interests. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more information.

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