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Living with Your Parents? Join The Peace Corp after College.

Updated on November 20, 2013

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After College Graduation

With unemployment at 9.2% job prospects are low after college graduation. There are other exciting options that you may not have considered. The Peace Corp offers those opportunities for travel, exotic cuisine and to be an unofficial ambassador of the USA. On average the Peace Corp is a two year none military committment. All expense are covered by the Peace Corp and a salary is provided. There is always access to health care and vacation.


Some people do dual enrollment during graduate school. For instance I know several people who worked on water filtration systems in foreign countries as part of their graduate thesis in engineering. At the end of their time in the peace corp they would have a nice nest egg and usually, not always, put a down payment on a home and began their career when job markets were more favorable.

Unlike CIA or NSA the missions are strictly humanitarian and there is a limit to your employment within the Peace Corp. Now I do know people who sign up for multiple tours and if you chose to follow that path then congratulations but many people choose the peace corp for the experiences and the employ ability after college.

Again the Peace Corp is a civilian humanitarian organization that conducts diplomatic missions throughout the world.

50 years of Peace Corp

So how do you get started?

It is really easy and the sooner you apply the quicker you are accepted and you really don't want to wait until you are back at home living with your parents to make this application. You can fill it out your Senior year in college at the peace corp website. Remember they have fantastic dual graduate enrollment programs which I recommend any graduate to consider as they make application into the Peace Corp.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Very good information. I will pass this on to my grandson who just graduated from high school. Thanks and I rated this hub up and useful.

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      JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks vocalcoach,

      I am here t serve. It is a good opportunity for students who recently graduate from college or choose to complete an advanced degree while in the Peace Corp. It is a leg up in the career ladder. I wish your grandson the very best.

      Thanks for the thumbs up. I am goign through a really creative period and I will be back to read all my friends hubs as well. These are a bit more serious hubs.

      All My Best My Friend,

      JT

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