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11. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

Sorry, can't help you there Zachery! I applied for the Peace Corps many years ago, but things had changed in my life by the time I recieved my acceptance. Go for it!!! I think you will have a wonderful time.

Quoting james

Well, just be a part of the other 14%. If you want to do it, you'll find a way.

thanks james and Isadora, i will apply soon and fill TP in on how it goes as i find out. i hope i can make the cut!

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

There's no "boot camp" per se so I'm sure you will do just fine! (And, even if there were a "boot camp" - you'd still do just fine!)

Congrats on a great decision. I doubt you will ever regret it! Best of luck to you Zachery! ;)

13. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Here is link to the Peace Corps website...

Zachary is pursuing my dream

14. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I'd never heard of the peace corps until now. If I was an American or Moldovian I'd be sure to apply!

The web site states,

"By now, you probably know that you have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen"

"The minimum requirements for Peace Corps are:

18 years of age or older

U.S. citizenship

A four-year college degree, or solid work experience in an area such as agriculture, business management, or a skilled trade. A community college degree paired with specific skills or work experience may also qualify you."

15. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Why Kuwait? Is that where they need someone? Do you get a choice of places? Do they advertise, this is where we need people, etc.?

It's gets awful hot over there, and you won't have all the same options for fun that you would have in a place like Thailand.

16. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Why Kuwait? Is that where they need someone? Do you get a choice of places? Do they advertise, this is where we need people, etc.?

It's gets awful hot over there, and you won't have all the same options for fun that you would have in a place like Thailand.

yea i know it'd be hot and probably not too much fun, but you can only do it for 1 yr and the pay is VERY good, so i wouldnt mind stepping away from things for 1yr to make really good pay so i can save up for a house or something

i'll look for the website for ya

17. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

It's gets awful hot over there, and you won't have all the same options for fun that you would have in a place like Thailand.

Hotter than Thailand? Yikes! I thought it was bad enough there, could it be any hotter???

18. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Wow, I had no idea it payed well. I always pictured the peace corps as a place people would join to go live somewhere exotic, do some good stuff, but not make much money.

Do different locations pay different amounts of money?

19. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Wow, I had no idea it payed well. I always pictured the peace corps as a place people would join to go live somewhere exotic, do some good stuff, but not make much money.

Do different locations pay different amounts of money?

ok there is a mixup

1. the fed job in Quwait is 1 thing i want to do, that pays really well

2. peace corp is another thing i want to do, that doesnt pay well (i dont think it pays at all...?)

[ Edit: Fixed quote ]

20. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Hi zachary,

Volunteers usually get paid in local salaries.

Your idea sounds rather noble in principle. But at the stage of life you are at now, what is most important to you?

Cheers
Wocca