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Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Peace Corps service, with links to more information. This should give you the basics about Peace Corps service. If you have more questions, we encourage you to get in touch with a Peace Corps recruiter.
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|firstname=Ralph
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|middlename=Clel
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|lastname=Long
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|country=Bolivia
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|yearservicestarted=1962
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|yearserviceended=1964
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|site=Los Negros Leprosy Colony
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|state=Oklahoma
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|uscity=Dover
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|program=Agriculture
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}}
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{{who served in | Bolivia}}
  
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==Dates Unknown==
==How long do Volunteers serve? Are shorter assignments available?==
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[[Taylor Hackford]]
All Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of training and service overseas. During this time, you will earn vacation time. The Peace Corps does not offer short-term assignments.
 
 
  
==Do I need to speak a foreign language?==
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==1962==
No. Knowledge of a foreign language is not a requirement for Peace Corps service, as the Peace Corps provides language training. However, knowledge of French or Spanish will help qualify you for programs in certain regions.
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[[Kenneth Rustad]]<br>
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[[donald g bryan]]<br>
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[[Jon Roger Perry]]<br>
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[[Marjorie Nishek]]<br>
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[[Michael Hacker]]<br>
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[[Wayne Nishek]]<br>
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[[Nancy T. Sturdivant]]<br>
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[[Art Andres Jr.]]<br>
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[[Myrtis Becker]]<br>
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[[Ken Boice]]<br>
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[[Ben Brackin]]<br>
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[[Bill Brownell]]<br>
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[[Peter Burr]]<br>
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[[Norm Coble]]<br>
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[[Ed Dennison]]<br>
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[[Audrey Dewerff]]<br>
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[[Chuck Glass]]<br>
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[[Jim Herberger]]<br>
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[[Judy Herberger]]<br>
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[[Sharleen Hirschi]]<br>
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[[Paul Lofton]]<br>
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[[Peter Nieblas]]<br>
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[[Larry Oglesby]]<br>
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[[Vern Risty]]<br>
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[[Peter Roycraft]]<br>
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[[Don Rozell]]<br>
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[[Ken Rustad]]<br>
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[[Bill Schenk]]<br>
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[[Lounelle Selle]]<br>
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[[Eric Smith]]<br>
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[[Tom Stachelek]]<br>
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[[John Sykes]]<br>
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[[Orville Tenbrink]]<br>
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[[Rose Epps]]<br>
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[[Larry Wohlwend]]<br>
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[[George Wright]]<br>
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[[Mel Zielinski]]<br>
  
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==1963==
==Do I need a college degree?==
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[[Earl Bahler]]<br>
Opportunities are available for those with a combination of job experience and education, though some opportunities require a four-year degree. Opportunities for community college students are also available. Click here for more info.
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[[James M. Hooper]]<br>
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[[Nancy Keebler Bissell]]<br>
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[[Philip T. Hill]]<br>
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[[Henry Wilhelm]]<br>
  
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==1964==
==Can I choose the country where I'll serve?==
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[[Barbara Kempczinski]]<br>
While we take your geographical preferences under consideration, we cannot guarantee placement in your country or region of choice. Our primary goal is to place Volunteers where their skills and experience are most needed.
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[[BOBBY EUGENE BURNS]]<br>
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[[Cara Linn Joe]]<br>
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[[Daryl Knox]]<br>
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[[David Paul Winkelmann]]<br>
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[[Joseph Rogers Dickinson, Jr.]]<br>
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[[marge Reifsnyder]]<br>
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[[William Dain]]<br>
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==1965==
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[[Andrew D. Cohen]]<br>
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[[Frank Cremins]]<br>
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[[Frederick E. Wepprecht]]<br>
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[[James Douglas Beals]]<br>
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[[Keith G. Williams]]<br>
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[[Larry Stearns]]<br>
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[[Lorrain Giddings]]<br>
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[[Margaret Mimna Cummings]]<br>
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[[Mike Eskitch]]<br>
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[[Sabina Marie Dunton]]<br>
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[[Zoe Hellekson Rae]]<br>
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==1966==
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[[Averill Strasser]]<br>
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[[Bruce B. Cohen]]<br>
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[[Douglas Charles Haring]]<br>
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[[James N. Parkinson]]<br>
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[[Jay C Vincent]]<br>
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[[John Michael Fogg]]<br>
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[[Ray Petty]]<br>
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==1967==
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[[dan roque]]<br>
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[[David P. Dolson]]<br>
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[[Don Beck]]<br>
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[[Douglas Langan]]<br>
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[[Frank T. Darmiento]]<br>
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[[Jeff Fletcher]]<br>
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[[John S. Waterman]]<br>
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[[Paul M. Martin]]<br>
  
==Do I get paid?==
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==1968==
The Peace Corps provides Volunteers with a living allowance that enables them to live in a manner similar to the local people in their community. The Peace Corps also provides complete medical and dental care and covers the cost of transportation to and from your country of service.
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[[Bill Buzenberg]]<br>
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[[Fred Krieger]]<br>
When you return from your 27 months of service, you will receive just over $6,000 toward your transition to life back home. The money is yours to use as you wish: for travel, a vacation, making a move, or securing housing.
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[[Kirk Harder]]<br>
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[[Michael H. Fox]]<br>
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==1969==
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[[John V. Albertella]]<br>
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[[Louise Gregg]]<br>
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[[Peter Maki]]<br>
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[[Shirley Howard]]<br>
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[[Steven Kraft]]<br>
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[[William Michael "Mike" Green]]<br>
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==1970==
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[[Bill Miller]]<br>
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[[Donald Dilworth]]<br>
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[[Joel Moline]]<br>
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[[Paul J Fisher]]<br>
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[[Terry Linkletter]]<br>
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==1990==
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[[Valorie C. Voigt]]<br>
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[[Vance Russell]]<br>
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==1991==
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[[Dana Blakeslee]]<br>
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[[Jeffrey Horton]]<br>
  
==Am I too old to serve in the Peace Corps?==
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==1992==
No. While the minimum age for Peace Corps service is 18, there is no upper age limit. Volunteers range in age from college students to retirees and come from all walks of life.
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[[Beth Schira Dazell]]<br>
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[[Brooke Palmer]]<br>
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[[Candace Stoughton]]<br>
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[[John H. Kim]]<br>
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[[kimberly winter]]<br>
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[[Kyle Bohnenstiehl]]<br>
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[[Matthew J. Hayek]]<br>
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[[naomi gabriela schwartz]]<br>
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[[pam doan]]<br>
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[[Scott Merrick Campbell]]<br>
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==1993==
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[[Blake W Bratt]]<br>
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[[Chantel Campbell]]<br>
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[[Ken Cousins]]<br>
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[[Melissa Quimby]]<br>
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[[Miguel Eduardo Gomez/Pacheco]]<br>
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[[Sheila Broderick Martin]]<br>
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==1994==
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[[Eric Esparra]]<br>
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==1995==
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[[Aaron RIstow]]<br>
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[[Fred Werner]]<br>
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[[Mark Mobius]]<br>
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[[James "Jaime" Critchfield]]<br>
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[[jwseymour]]<br>
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[[Kipp Sutton]]<br>
  
==What about my student loans?==
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==1996==
Volunteers may defer repayment on student loans under several federal programs, i.e., Stafford (formerly known as guaranteed student loans), Perkins, direct, and consolidation loans. Volunteers with Perkins loans are eligible for a 15 percent cancellation of their outstanding balance for each year of Peace Corps service. Because the rules that authorize deferment are complicated and subject to change, it is best to talk to your lender directly about how this benefit applies to your situation.
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[[Cathy Reidy]]<br>
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[[Clinton Siegle]]<br>
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[[Greg Hobbs]]<br>
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[[Stephen Edwards]]<br>
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[[Megan Romberg]]<br>
  
==When should I apply/how long does it take?==
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==1997==
We accept invitations on a rolling basis; there is no application deadline. The entire application process-from completion of your application to departure for service-takes an average of nine months. We encourage you to apply 9-12 months before you will be ready to begin your service.
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[[Kristy Lord]]<br>
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[[Lisa Thomson]]<br>
After you have submitted your completed application, you can expect to hear from a Peace Corps recruiter within two to three weeks.
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[[Matt Sholler]]<br>
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[[Matthew Howard Thompson]]<br>
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[[Sean Nagle]]<br>
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[[Tim Hoye]]<br>
  
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==1998==
==How will I know if I'm qualified?==
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[[Christopher E. Devers]]<br>
Because different Peace Corps assignments have different requirements, and because each applicant is considered on an individual basis, the best way to find out if you may qualify is to speak with a Peace Corps recruiter and then complete an application.  
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[[Dan Senour]]<br>
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[[Debbie Zarnt]]<br>
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[[Jason Girard]]<br>
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[[Joseph P. Sanders]]<br>
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[[Kristian Morales]]<br>
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[[Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba]]<br>
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[[Stephanie Lynn Daza]]<br>
  
==Can I serve with my spouse/friend/boyfriend/girlfriend?==
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==1999==
Legally married couples may serve together in the Peace Corps. To qualify, married couples must apply and qualify individually, and must have proof of a minimum of 12 months of married status (marriage license) by the time you depart for service.
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[[daniel baker]]<br>
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[[Kate McPeek]]<br>
The Peace Corps cannot guarantee placement together for unmarried couples, friends, family members, or other groups.
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[[Sally Love]]<br>
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[[Kim Glick]]<br>
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[[Vicki Tripolitis]]<br>
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[[Heather Green]]<br>
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[[Lisa Conforti]]<br>
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[[Angela Gadino]]<br>
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[[Cathy Fitzgerald]]<br>
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[[Jon Froyd]]<br>
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[[Misty Crowe]]<br>
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[[Marc Goodhue]]<br>
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[[Mitch S]]<br>
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[[Matt Heffron]]<br>
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[[Bob]]<br>
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[[Holly Cantillon]]<br>
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[[Slyvia]]<br>
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[[Ana Zambie]]<br>
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[[Angela Hogg]]<br>
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[[Rich Brickman]]<br>
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[[Nancy]]<br>
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[[V. Lagioia]]<br>
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[[Susan Weber]]<br>
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[[James Catto]]<br>
  
==Will I be serving in my Peace Corps community alone?==
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==2000==
While arrangements vary by geographical location, Volunteers should expect to live on their own and work independently. Typically, there are many opportunities to see other nearby Volunteers during weekends, holidays, and for training sessions and collaborative projects.
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[[Brian "Ian" Hofsteen]]<br>
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[[Erin Camarena]]<br>
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[[Kelly O'Neil]]<br>
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[[Kristina J. Owens]]<br>
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==2001==
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[[Nat Reynolds]]<br>
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==2002==
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[[kristin wolter]]<br>
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[[Michael Yadrick]]<br>
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[[Scott Richards]]<br>
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==2003==
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[[Michelle Pena]]<br>
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[[Robb Stangland]]<br>
  
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==2004==
==Do I have a medical condition that may impact my ability to serve?==
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[[margaret ann kosco]]<br>
Because of the nature of the countries where Peace Corps serves, and the scope of medical care available there, applicants to Peace Corps must undergo a comprehensive medical and dental assessment based on their medical history and medical/dental examinations, to determine whether they are medically qualified to serve in the Peace Corps . Each applicant is assessed individually. Please see the [http://www.peacecorps.gov/pdf/library/peacecorpsmedinfo.pdf Medical Information for Applicants guide (PDF)] on the Official Peace Corps website.
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[[Justin Lovell]]<br>
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[[Alexis Siegel]]<br>
  
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==2006==
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[[Luke Bourassa]]<br>
  
==External Links==
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==Source==
[http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.howvol.topques Top Questions] Official US Peace Corps Website
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[http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4422.html Peace Corps Online] Directory of Bolivia RPCVs
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Dates Unknown

Taylor Hackford

1962

Kenneth Rustad
donald g bryan
Jon Roger Perry
Marjorie Nishek
Michael Hacker
Wayne Nishek
Nancy T. Sturdivant
Art Andres Jr.
Myrtis Becker
Ken Boice
Ben Brackin
Bill Brownell
Peter Burr
Norm Coble
Ed Dennison
Audrey Dewerff
Chuck Glass
Jim Herberger
Judy Herberger
Sharleen Hirschi
Paul Lofton
Peter Nieblas
Larry Oglesby
Vern Risty
Peter Roycraft
Don Rozell
Ken Rustad
Bill Schenk
Lounelle Selle
Eric Smith
Tom Stachelek
John Sykes
Orville Tenbrink
Rose Epps
Larry Wohlwend
George Wright
Mel Zielinski

1963

Earl Bahler
James M. Hooper
Nancy Keebler Bissell
Philip T. Hill
Henry Wilhelm

1964

Barbara Kempczinski
BOBBY EUGENE BURNS
Cara Linn Joe
Daryl Knox
David Paul Winkelmann
Joseph Rogers Dickinson, Jr.
marge Reifsnyder
William Dain

1965

Andrew D. Cohen
Frank Cremins
Frederick E. Wepprecht
James Douglas Beals
Keith G. Williams
Larry Stearns
Lorrain Giddings
Margaret Mimna Cummings
Mike Eskitch
Sabina Marie Dunton
Zoe Hellekson Rae

1966

Averill Strasser
Bruce B. Cohen
Douglas Charles Haring
James N. Parkinson
Jay C Vincent
John Michael Fogg
Ray Petty

1967

dan roque
David P. Dolson
Don Beck
Douglas Langan
Frank T. Darmiento
Jeff Fletcher
John S. Waterman
Paul M. Martin

1968

Bill Buzenberg
Fred Krieger
Kirk Harder
Michael H. Fox

1969

John V. Albertella
Louise Gregg
Peter Maki
Shirley Howard
Steven Kraft
William Michael "Mike" Green

1970

Bill Miller
Donald Dilworth
Joel Moline
Paul J Fisher
Terry Linkletter

1990

Valorie C. Voigt
Vance Russell

1991

Dana Blakeslee
Jeffrey Horton

1992

Beth Schira Dazell
Brooke Palmer
Candace Stoughton
John H. Kim
kimberly winter
Kyle Bohnenstiehl
Matthew J. Hayek
naomi gabriela schwartz
pam doan
Scott Merrick Campbell

1993

Blake W Bratt
Chantel Campbell
Ken Cousins
Melissa Quimby
Miguel Eduardo Gomez/Pacheco
Sheila Broderick Martin

1994

Eric Esparra

1995

Aaron RIstow
Fred Werner
Mark Mobius
James "Jaime" Critchfield
jwseymour
Kipp Sutton

1996

Cathy Reidy
Clinton Siegle
Greg Hobbs
Stephen Edwards
Megan Romberg

1997

Kristy Lord
Lisa Thomson
Matt Sholler
Matthew Howard Thompson
Sean Nagle
Tim Hoye

1998

Christopher E. Devers
Dan Senour
Debbie Zarnt
Jason Girard
Joseph P. Sanders
Kristian Morales
Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba
Stephanie Lynn Daza

1999

daniel baker
Kate McPeek
Sally Love
Kim Glick
Vicki Tripolitis
Heather Green
Lisa Conforti
Angela Gadino
Cathy Fitzgerald
Jon Froyd
Misty Crowe
Marc Goodhue
Mitch S
Matt Heffron
Bob
Holly Cantillon
Slyvia
Ana Zambie
Angela Hogg
Rich Brickman
Nancy
V. Lagioia
Susan Weber
James Catto

2000

Brian "Ian" Hofsteen
Erin Camarena
Kelly O'Neil
Kristina J. Owens

2001

Nat Reynolds

2002

kristin wolter
Michael Yadrick
Scott Richards

2003

Michelle Pena
Robb Stangland

2004

margaret ann kosco
Justin Lovell
Alexis Siegel

2006

Luke Bourassa

Source

Peace Corps Online Directory of Bolivia RPCVs