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Amanda Bradford<br />Mozambique 2005-2007<br />Returned Peace Corps Volunteer<br />James Kostenblatt<br />Mozambique 2005-...
What is the Peace Corps?<br />
A U.S. Government Agency, independent of the State Department, that sends American citizens overseas to work as volunteers...
Mission and Goals<br />To promote world peace and friendship by helping<br />The people of interested countries in meeting...
What Volunteers Do<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
Where Volunteers Go<br />Eastern Europe/Central Asia<br />20%<br />Asia<br />7%<br />North Africa/Middle East<br />4%<br /...
Volunteers Serve in the Peace Corps to:<br /><ul><li>Serve the overseas community
Develop professionally and personally
Learn a new language and culture
Live in another country for two years
Help others and contribute to world peace through friendship</li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
Benefits During Service<br /><ul><li>Living allowance
Language, cross-cultural, health, safetyand technical training
Medical and dental care
Travel to and from country of service
48 paid vacation days
Possible student loan defermentand/or partial cancellation</li></li></ul><li>Benefits After Service<br /><ul><li>$7,425 “r...
One year of non-competitiveeligibility status for federal jobs
Free career-related resources including job bulletins, newsletters, access to a mentor, and     in-person and Internet-bas...
Returned Volunteer network
Medical and dental coverageoption for 18 months following service
Professional benefits, including technical skills language fluency, international experience, andcross-cultural understanding
Graduate school opportunities</li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
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  1. 1.
  2. 2. Amanda Bradford<br />Mozambique 2005-2007<br />Returned Peace Corps Volunteer<br />James Kostenblatt<br />Mozambique 2005-2009<br />New York Regional Peace Corps Office<br />Josh Strauss<br />Ukraine 2000-2003<br />Boston Regional Peace Corps Office<br />
  3. 3. What is the Peace Corps?<br />
  4. 4. A U.S. Government Agency, independent of the State Department, that sends American citizens overseas to work as volunteers in international development assignments for 27 MONTHS.<br />Peace Corps[pees kohr]<br />
  5. 5. Mission and Goals<br />To promote world peace and friendship by helping<br />The people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women<br />Promote a better understanding of Americanson the part of the peoples served<br />Promote a better understanding of otherpeoples on the part of Americans<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
  6. 6. What Volunteers Do<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
  7. 7. Where Volunteers Go<br />Eastern Europe/Central Asia<br />20%<br />Asia<br />7%<br />North Africa/Middle East<br />4%<br />The Caribbean<br />4%<br />Latin America<br />22%<br />Africa<br />39%<br />Pacific Islands<br />4%<br />Active Countries<br />peacecorps.gov<br />Serving 76 Countries as of 9/30/08<br />
  8. 8. Volunteers Serve in the Peace Corps to:<br /><ul><li>Serve the overseas community
  9. 9. Develop professionally and personally
  10. 10. Learn a new language and culture
  11. 11. Live in another country for two years
  12. 12. Help others and contribute to world peace through friendship</li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
  13. 13. Benefits During Service<br /><ul><li>Living allowance
  14. 14. Language, cross-cultural, health, safetyand technical training
  15. 15. Medical and dental care
  16. 16. Travel to and from country of service
  17. 17. 48 paid vacation days
  18. 18. Possible student loan defermentand/or partial cancellation</li></li></ul><li>Benefits After Service<br /><ul><li>$7,425 “readjustment”allowance upon completion of service
  19. 19. One year of non-competitiveeligibility status for federal jobs
  20. 20. Free career-related resources including job bulletins, newsletters, access to a mentor, and in-person and Internet-based career workshops
  21. 21. Returned Volunteer network
  22. 22. Medical and dental coverageoption for 18 months following service
  23. 23. Professional benefits, including technical skills language fluency, international experience, andcross-cultural understanding
  24. 24. Graduate school opportunities</li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
  25. 25. Application Process<br />Important things to know:<br /><ul><li>Online application: www.peacecorps.gov/application
  26. 26. Takes 9-12 months on average, from start to finish
  27. 27. Non-binding application
  28. 28. Peace Corps matches your skills to where you are needed, so be flexible!</li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
  29. 29. TESOL in the Peace Corps:<br /><ul><li>Secondary School English Teaching
  30. 30. University English Teaching
  31. 31. English Teacher Training</li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
  32. 32. Secondary School English Teaching<br />Secondary School English Teaching<br /><ul><li>BA/BS in Secondary Education, or
  33. 33. State certification at the secondary level, or
  34. 34. BA/BS in any subject with at least 3 months of ESL Tutoring or Teaching Experience</li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
  35. 35. Other English Assignments<br />University English Teaching<br /><ul><li> Requires MA/MAT in English, TEFL, TESOL, EFL, TESL, Linguistics or foreign language</li></ul>English Teacher Training<br /><ul><li> MAT in one of the above subjects
  36. 36. M.Ed concentration in an above subject
  37. 37. Bachelor’s in Secondary Ed w/ concentration in English/TEFL/foreign language
  38. 38. Bachelor’s in English/TEFL/foreign language with 6 months classroom teaching experience
  39. 39. BA/BS &1 year secondary-level classroom teaching experience in English/TEFL/foreign language</li></li></ul><li>Graduate School Opportunities<br />Peace Corps has 100 school partnerships<br /><ul><li>Master’s International combines</li></ul> graduate school and Peace<br /> Corps service<br /><ul><li> Begin your studies on campus,</li></ul> serve overseas, and return to<br /> finish your graduate work<br /><ul><li>Fellows/USA offers financial</li></ul> benefits for returned Peace<br /> Corps Volunteers who wish to<br /> pursue graduate level studies<br /><ul><li> Lifetime eligibility is offered to</li></ul> those who satisfactorily<br /> complete service<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
  40. 40. Graduate School Opportunities<br />Peace Corps has 100 school partnerships<br /><ul><li>Appalachian State University, NC</li></ul> English and Elementary Education<br /><ul><li>California State University, Sacramento</li></ul>TESOL<br /><ul><li>Colorado State University</li></ul>TESL/TEFL/English Education<br /><ul><li>Georgia State University, Atlanta</li></ul>TESOL<br /><ul><li>Gonzaga University, WA</li></ul>TESL <br /><ul><li> Columbia University, NY</li></ul>Columbia Teacher’s College <br /><ul><li>George Mason University, VA</li></ul>Graduate School of Ed.<br /><ul><li>George Washington University, DC</li></ul>Teacher Preparation Program<br /><ul><li>University of Arizona</li></ul>College of Education<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
  41. 41. James Kostenblatt, RPCV Mozambique <br />2005-2009<br />
  42. 42. A Lasting Impression…<br />
  43. 43. University English Teacher<br /><ul><li>Volunteers provide formal and informal training, instruction, and support to </li></ul>students and faculty. <br /><ul><li>Help students make use of academic and technical resources
  44. 44. Teach English grammar, conversation, phonetics, American literature </li></ul>and culture, creative writing, and linguistics <br /><ul><li>Establish English language clubs and resource centers
  45. 45. Share ideas and develop materials with fellow teachers
  46. 46. Integrate communicative teaching techniques into the classroom </li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
  47. 47. University English Teacher<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
  48. 48. English Teacher Trainer<br /><ul><li>Volunteers train English teachers via formal classes, workshops, and informal activities.
  49. 49. Work with new and experienced English teachers, train student teachers at teachers’ colleges or provide in-service training to experienced teachers in current methodologies, subject content, and resource development
  50. 50. Increase local teachers’ English language competency and conversational skills
  51. 51. Organize teacher associations or training seminars </li></ul>peacecorps.gov<br />
  52. 52. English Teacher Trainer<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
  53. 53. Next Steps<br />Learn more about the Peace Corps<br /><ul><li>Visit peacecorps.gov
  54. 54. Review the catalog and other materials
  55. 55. Talk to a former Peace Corps Volunteer</li></ul>Get connected to your regionalrecruiter at peacecorps.gov/application<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
  56. 56. 800.424.8580<br />peacecorps.gov<br />
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