[VIDEO] The Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer – Rachel Chisausky – Part 2

IMGP2184While a student at the University of Notre Dame, Rachel Chisausky knew she wanted to go to medical school, but an adviser suggested she take a bit of time off between. She looked into a few programs, but she fell in love with the idea of Peace Corps – true immersion into another culture.

Chisausky is currently serving as a health extension volunteer in Cambodia, beginning in 2013. The Peotone, Ill., native graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry.

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VIDEO: Peace Corps health volunteer finds life in Cambodia brings simple pleasures, unexpected rewards

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Rachel Chisausky’s world opened up when she joined the Peace Corps. She made new friends, learned a language and fully embraced an unfamiliar culture. In turn, she found family and a home in rural Cambodia.

Chisausky, a native of Peotone, Ill., graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. She has been making a difference as a health extension volunteer in Cambodia since 2013.  Continue reading “VIDEO: Peace Corps health volunteer finds life in Cambodia brings simple pleasures, unexpected rewards”

Video: Panama Peace Corps volunteers take viewers on a tour of their house

Housing for Peace Corps volunteers can range from modern city apartments to thatched-roof huts without electricity, depending on the country and assignment. Take a tour of Jordan and Sarah Varble’s house in Panama to see up close how these volunteers are spending two years. Jordan, of Farmington, Mo., and Sarah, of Mansfield, Mass., have been making a difference as environmental health volunteers since June 2013.

Video: President Obama encourages Americans to serve as Peace Corps volunteers

President Obama, the first sitting president since John F. Kennedy to deliver a Peace Corps public service announcement, urges Americans to consider Peace Corps service as a way to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Search our upcoming program departures and find the assignment that fits your skills and preferences at www.peacecorps.gov/openings. In less than an hour, you can complete your application and be on your way toward a life-changing adventure.

Follow this link to watch John F. Kennedy speak on the benefit of Peace Corps.

Video: Peru Peace Corps Volunteer invites community members to share their stories

Chelsea Wolpert, a Republic, Ohio, native and University of Akron grad, has been making a difference as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru since June 2013. In this video, she lets the people she has been living and working alongside for the past year describe their country in their own words.

 

Video: Learn about life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, two seconds at a time

Mike Kowalick is earning his master’s degree from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs through Peace Corps’ Master’s International program, which allows volunteers to complete grad school and Peace Corps service simultaneously. He’s also currently making a difference as a volunteer. In Peru, Kowalick is immersed in a new culture, learning a new language, and expanding his perspective on the world. Using two-second clips from every day of his service, Kowalick illustrates the wide variety of experiences that await Peace Corps volunteers.

Video: Missouri Peace Corps volunteer shares her life in Mongolia

Peace Corps volunteers from across the Midwest participated in the Office of Third Goal’s recent video challenge in honor of Peace Corps Week, crafting short videos that highlighted what volunteers wish Americans knew about their country of service. Third-place winner April Klug, of St. Peters, Mo., illustrated what her life is like as a volunteer in Mongolia. Continue reading “Video: Missouri Peace Corps volunteer shares her life in Mongolia”