Peace Corps

What is Peace Corps?: Peace Corps is an organization ran through the U.S. government. Peace Corps places volunteers all over the world in the following sectors:

  1. Education
  2. Agriculture
  3. Health
  4. Environment
  5. Youth Development
  6. Community Economic Development
  7. Peace Corps Response

peacecorps.gov has more information

Where am I serving?: Armenia

Wait, where?: Next to Turkey, Iran and Georgia. Technically, Armenia is in Eastern Europe.

What do I do there?: I am a TEFL volunteer. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

How long will I serve?: 2 years and 3 months

Why Peace Corps?: Peace Corps is focused on building relationships and has a reputation for building community with cultures all over the world. I felt like this would have a very positive impact on my development as a person and on my career.

Why Armenia?: Basically, I hate the humidity and wanted somewhere with a winter season. Also Armenia offers the TEFL certificate to volunteers who complete their service, which was something that I really wanted to incorporate as part of my service.