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==A Decade of Firsts==
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{{FAQs by country}}
  
For the Peace Corps, the 1990s is a decade of firsts.
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How much luggage am I allowed to bring?<br>
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What is the electric current?<br>
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How much money should I bring?<br>
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When can I take vacation and have people visit me?<br>
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Will my belongings be covered by insurance?<br>
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Do I need an international driver’s license?<br>
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What should I bring as gifts for my host family?<br>
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Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?<br>
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How can my family contact me in an emergency?<br>
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Can I call home?<br>
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Should I bring a cellular phone with me?<br>
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Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?<br>
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'''...and more...'''<br><br>
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For information see [[Welcomebooks]]<br>
  
On June 15, 1990, President George H. Bush praises the first Volunteers to serve in Eastern Europe during a Rose Garden ceremony before they depart for Hungary and Poland.
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==[[Africa]]==
  
On July 22, 1992, the first group of Volunteers to serve in the former Soviet Union leaves to work in small-business enterprise projects in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Benin]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Botswana]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Burkina Faso]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Cameroon]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Cape Verde]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Ethiopia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in The Gambia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Ghana]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Guinea]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Kenya]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Lesotho]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Madagascar]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Malawi]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Mali]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Mauritania]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Mozambique]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Namibia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Niger]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Rwanda]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Senegal]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in South Africa]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Swaziland]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Tanzania]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Togo]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Uganda]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Zambia]]<br>
  
In October 1993, Carol Bellamy becomes the first returned Volunteer to be confirmed by the Senate as director of the Peace Corps.
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==[[Asia]]==
  
On June 12, 1993, the first group of Volunteers to work in China leaves to serve as English teachers.
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Cambodia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in China]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Mongolia]] <br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Philippines]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Thailand]]<br>
  
In August 1995, Mark D. Gearan is confirmed by the Senate as the 14th Director of the Peace Corps. He launches Crisis Corps, a new program that allows returned Volunteers to provide short-term assistance during natural disasters and humanitarian crises. By 1998, Crisis Corps Volunteers are serving in Guinea, Bolivia, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, and other countries.
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==[[Central America and Mexico]]==
  
On April 30, 1996, the Peace Corps hosts the first Conference on International Volunteerism. Vice President Al Gore opens the conference with an address to the leaders of 36 volunteer organizations from 26 countries at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Belize]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Costa Rica]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in El Salvador]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Guatemala]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Honduras]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Mexico]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Nicaragua]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Panama]]<br>
  
The decade also sees the return of the first "firsts": on June 19, 1996, President Clinton honors the first group of Volunteers ever to serve in the Peace Corps. In a reunion in the Rose Garden, the Peace Corps' trailblazers, who served in Ghana 35 years before, meet a new group about to leave for the same country.
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==[[Eastern Europe and Central Asia]]==
  
In September 1996, the Loret Miller Ruppe Memorial Lecture Series is established. The series serves as a forum for distinguished individuals to speak about issues related to the Peace Corps' mission, such as volunteerism, international peace and development, and public service. Former Peace Corps Country Director and U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke delivers the first lecture. John Hume, a pivotal figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, delivers the second lecture on St. Patrick's Day 1998.
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Albania]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Armenia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Azerbaijan]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Bulgaria]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Georgia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Kazakhstan]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Macedonia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Moldova]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Romania]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Turkmenistan]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Ukraine]]<br>
  
On February 13, 1997, 31 Peace Corps Volunteers leave the U.S. to become the first group to serve in South Africa.
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==[[North Africa and the Middle East]]==
  
On April 30, 1997, the first group of Volunteers to serve in Jordan begin in small-business development and ecotourism, primarily with women. By the end of 1998, the first Volunteers begin serving in new Peace Corps programs in Bangladesh and Mozambique.
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Jordan]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Morocco]]<br>
  
On March 18, 1998, the six returned Peace Corps Volunteers who serve in Congress, Secretary of Health and Human Services and returned Volunteer Donna Shalala, and former Peace Corps Director Paul D. Coverdell testify before the House Committee on International Relations in support of President Clinton's initiative to expand the Peace Corps to 10,000 Volunteers by 2000.
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==[[South America]]==
  
With the new millennium approaching, the Peace Corps moves into its own headquarters building on 20th Street in Washington, D.C. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Queen Noor Al-Hussein of Jordan, members of the President's cabinet, members of Congress, dignitaries, returned Volunteers, and many friends of the Peace Corps join together on September 15, 1998, to dedicate the Peace Corps' home for the 21st century.
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Bolivia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Ecuador]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Guyana]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Paraguay]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Peru]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Suriname]]<br>
  
==External Links==
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==[[The Caribbean]]==
[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.whatispc.history.decades.1990 1990s] Official US Peace Corps Website]
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[[Category:Decades]]
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Dominican Republic]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Guyana]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Jamaica]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Suriname]]<br>
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==[[The Pacific Islands]]==
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Fiji]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Kiribati]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Micronesia]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Samoa]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Tonga]]<br>
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[[FAQs about Peace Corps in Vanuatu]]<br>

Latest revision as of 11:40, 8 December 2015

Country Resources

How much luggage am I allowed to bring?
What is the electric current?
How much money should I bring?
When can I take vacation and have people visit me?
Will my belongings be covered by insurance?
Do I need an international driver’s license?
What should I bring as gifts for my host family?
Where will my site assignment be when I finish training and how isolated will I be?
How can my family contact me in an emergency?
Can I call home?
Should I bring a cellular phone with me?
Will there be e-mail and Internet access? Should I bring my computer?
...and more...

For information see Welcomebooks

Africa[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Benin
FAQs about Peace Corps in Botswana
FAQs about Peace Corps in Burkina Faso
FAQs about Peace Corps in Cameroon
FAQs about Peace Corps in Cape Verde
FAQs about Peace Corps in Ethiopia
FAQs about Peace Corps in The Gambia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Ghana
FAQs about Peace Corps in Guinea
FAQs about Peace Corps in Kenya
FAQs about Peace Corps in Lesotho
FAQs about Peace Corps in Madagascar
FAQs about Peace Corps in Malawi
FAQs about Peace Corps in Mali
FAQs about Peace Corps in Mauritania
FAQs about Peace Corps in Mozambique
FAQs about Peace Corps in Namibia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Niger
FAQs about Peace Corps in Rwanda
FAQs about Peace Corps in Senegal
FAQs about Peace Corps in South Africa
FAQs about Peace Corps in Swaziland
FAQs about Peace Corps in Tanzania
FAQs about Peace Corps in Togo
FAQs about Peace Corps in Uganda
FAQs about Peace Corps in Zambia

Asia[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Cambodia
FAQs about Peace Corps in China
FAQs about Peace Corps in Mongolia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Philippines
FAQs about Peace Corps in Thailand

Central America and Mexico[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Belize
FAQs about Peace Corps in Costa Rica
FAQs about Peace Corps in El Salvador
FAQs about Peace Corps in Guatemala
FAQs about Peace Corps in Honduras
FAQs about Peace Corps in Mexico
FAQs about Peace Corps in Nicaragua
FAQs about Peace Corps in Panama

Eastern Europe and Central Asia[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Albania
FAQs about Peace Corps in Armenia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Azerbaijan
FAQs about Peace Corps in Bulgaria
FAQs about Peace Corps in Georgia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Kazakhstan
FAQs about Peace Corps in Kyrgyzstan
FAQs about Peace Corps in Macedonia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Moldova
FAQs about Peace Corps in Romania
FAQs about Peace Corps in Turkmenistan
FAQs about Peace Corps in Ukraine

North Africa and the Middle East[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Jordan
FAQs about Peace Corps in Morocco

South America[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Bolivia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Ecuador
FAQs about Peace Corps in Guyana
FAQs about Peace Corps in Paraguay
FAQs about Peace Corps in Peru
FAQs about Peace Corps in Suriname

The Caribbean[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Dominican Republic
FAQs about Peace Corps in the Eastern Caribbean
FAQs about Peace Corps in Guyana
FAQs about Peace Corps in Jamaica
FAQs about Peace Corps in Suriname

The Pacific Islands[edit]

FAQs about Peace Corps in Fiji
FAQs about Peace Corps in Kiribati
FAQs about Peace Corps in Micronesia
FAQs about Peace Corps in Samoa
FAQs about Peace Corps in Tonga
FAQs about Peace Corps in Vanuatu