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A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service

by Peace Corps

Publisher: Peace Corps (U.S.)
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9780964447264

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Overview of A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service

Twenty-eight first-person stories, recount the unique experience of being a Peace Corps Volunteer.  Compelling, inspiring, sometimes funny, often poignant, these stories represent the breadth of Peace Corps work, the countries it serves, and its Volunteer diversity.  Together, the stories reflect the adventure, the cross-cultural exchange, the personal growth, and the deep friendships forged as part of the Peace Corps Volunteers journey.


The book begins with a Foreword by Peace Corps Director, Gaddi H. Vasquez that conveys the work of Peace Corps Volunteers and how they exemplify living “a life inspired” Stories are presented within three themes:

  • Making a difference
  • Life is calling
  • Window to the world  



Synopsis of A Life Inspired: Tales of Peace Corps Service

Contains a collection of autobiographical reminiscences  written by about 28 former Peace Corps volumteers.

About the Author, Peace Corps

Peace Corps was established in 1961 as a federal agency with a mission to promote world peace and friendship by: -     helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women -     helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served -     helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans   Since its inception, more than 178,000 volunteers have served in the Peace Corps in 138 countries, working in such diverse fields as education, health, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, information technology, business development, the environment, and agriculture. Peace Corps volunteers are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment.  

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