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Peace Corps at K-State

Benefits of Peace Corps Service

For all the giving Peace Corps Volunteers do, they also receive a great deal in return. Peace Corps Volunteers receive financial, career, educational and intangible benefits in return for their two years of service.

Financial Benefits
  • Paid travel and living expenses
  • Full medical and dental coverage
  • Many paid days of vacation
  • Thousands $$ cash bonus
  • Student loan deferment
  • Partial forgiveness of Perkins loans
Career Benefits
  • International work experience
  • Fluency in a foreign language
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • New or enhanced technical skills
  • One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs
  • Job-placement assistance
  • Influential returned Volunteer network
Educational Benefits
  • Three months of in-country training with a focus on language, cross-cultural and technical skills
  • Graduate school opportunities in conjunction with service
Intangible Benefits
  • Adventure of a lifetime
  • Incredible travel opportunities
  • Personal growth
  • World knowledge
  • ...and more!!!

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