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The application process begins by selecting a service model and finding an open position.

Peace Corps Volunteer
2 years, 3 months
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Peace Corps Response
Up to 12 months
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Virtual Service Pilot
3-6 months
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If you are flexible in where you serve for the two-year Peace Corps Volunteer program, our experts can match you with a position and country based on your experience and preferences.

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K-12 Educators

The Peace Corps provides educators at all levels with resources to support the goal of teaching Americans about the world.

Bring the world to your learners

The Global Connections program promotes the Peace Corps' Third Goal of teaching Americans about the world. Explore educational resources that build global citizenship and engage in free intercultural exchanges.

About the program

Established in 1989, Global Connections (previously known as the Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools program) is dedicated to promoting global learning through lesson plans, activities, and events — all based on Peace Corps experiences.

Through the Global Connections program, educators, youth development leaders, clubs, camps, and community groups can request a connection with a current or Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, who can share their story of service and facilitate intercultural exchanges. Peace Corps Volunteers can help introduce learners to new world languages and cultures; promote empathy, intercultural understanding, and collaboration; and build global citizenship.

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