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Philippines or Bust...

Posted by Bud Askins on June 6, 2012 at 4:21pm 1 Comment

Count down to the Philippines has begun. I am only a day and a half away from my departure from Austin, Texas to the Republic of the Philippines for a six month assignment as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer. It is a return trip for me. I was a…


Once in a Lifetime Trip

Posted by Ronald Louis Peterson on May 6, 2012 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

I'm excited about returning to Ethiopia with more than 100 other RPCVs in September to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps first group in Ethiopia. Catching up with other RPCVs, meeting a former student and his family along with others…


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Peace Corps Mappers Create Maps for Cyclone Disaster Relief

On Monday, through the wonders of technology, Vanuatu Peace Corps Volunteers and trainees were  linked to a roomful of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) half a world away for a collaborative “mappy hour” event at Peace Corps headquarters. Together, they created digital maps of Vanuatu, Tuvalu and Kiribati’s inhabited islands for use in disaster relief and rescue …

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Senate: No Cutting Amendments to International Affairs Budget

    The United States Senate is considering the Fiscal Year 2016 federal budget this week.  While not binding, the budget serves as a blueprint that guides spending levels later as the appropriations process begins. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) has issued an action alert, urging supporters of strong international affairs funding to contact …

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Contribute Your Knowledge to Cross-Cultural Disabilities Research

How can we best serve people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) while volunteering abroad? That’s not just a rhetorical question. Dr. Jennifer Sarrett of Emory University recently contacted the National Peace Corps Association in hopes of connecting with true experts: Peace Corps Volunteers and returned Volunteers like you who have seen and connected …

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