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Welcome Books

Peace Corps' most up-to-date official publication on a country is "The Peace Corps Welcomes You to 'Country'. This book is mailed to Peace Corps Invitees that have been invited to serve in a particular country, and is known as the Welcome Book

This publication is revised every couple of years with the bulk of the responsibility for editing/updating the content placed on the Peace Corps Country Director (CD).

  • Issues with Welcome books:
    • The CD usually has more important things to do, so little priority is placed on the publication.
    • CD leads a very different lifestyle in most countries than PCV's do, so the subjective statements in the book can vary greatly from what volunteers actually say.
  • The solution is Peacecorpswiki.org's country pages. They are based on all the information in The Peace Corps Welcomes You to 'Country'; however, PCV's in a particular country and RPCV's who served in a particular country can actively edit items and add content to the pages to keep them updated.

See below for a table of all the links to welcome books by http://www.peacecorps.gov: