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The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps

What To Know Before You Go

By Dillon Banerjee

So, you want to join the Peace Corps . . .  If you are interested in joining the Peace Corps, you probably have questions that run the gamut from "What is the application process like?" to "Is the Peace Corps effective as a development agency?" In this updated second edition, former Peace Corps volunteer Dillon Banerjee shares candid facts and insights about the experience in a practical question-and-answer format. With input from recently returned volunteers who served across the globe, this thorough guide presents valuable information including: •   What Peace Corps recruiters look for in your application•   Items you should--and shouldn't---pack for your two-year trip•   Useful gadgets and technology that help volunteers stay connected from far away•   Real answers to personal questions about culture shock, safety, dating, homesickness, and more Whether you're thinking of joining or have already been accepted and are preparing to leave, The Insider's Guide to the Peace Corps will help equip you for the unique challenges and rewards of the volunteer experience, regardless of your program area or country assignment. It's essential reading for anyone interested in "the toughest job you'll ever love." 


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Format: Book
Author: Banerjee, Dillon
Summary: "A guide that tells potential Peace Corps volunteers what to expect, through first-hand advice from recent volunteers"--Provided by publisher.
Title: The insider's guide to the Peace Corps : what to know before you go / Dillon Banerjee.
Publisher Date: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2009.
Subject: Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Isbn: 9781580089708 1580089704
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 361.6 Ban
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Bib Id: 324911

Format: Book
Author: Banerjee, Dillon
Summary: "A guide that tells potential Peace Corps volunteers what to expect, through first-hand advice from recent volunteers"--Provided by publisher.
Title: The insider's guide to the Peace Corps : what to know before you go / Dillon Banerjee.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher, Date: Berkeley, Calif. : Ten Speed Press, c2009.
Description: x, 182 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Other Author: Banerjee, Dillon. So, you want to join the Peace Corps.
Notes: "Previously published as So, you want to join the Peace Corps. c2000"--T.p. verso.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172) and index.
Contents: Pre-application jitters -- How to pack for a two-year trip -- Peace Corps training: learning the ropes -- Managing your money -- Living like the locals -- Common medical and safety concerns -- Staying in touch with home -- Peace Corps gadgets and technology -- The social scene -- The toughest job you'll ever love? -- Rules to live by: Peace Corps policy -- Traveling like a pro -- Post-Peace Corps.
LCCN: 2008043720
ISBN: 9781580089708
ISBN: 1580089704
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Call Number: 361.6 Ban