Alabama - Greater Birmingham RPCV

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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, July 13, 2001 - 5:51 pm: Edit Post

Alabama - Greater Birmingham RPCV

By debra on Sunday, May 26, 2002 - 4:29 pm: Edit Post

I am moving to Birmingham in July and was hoping to hear from some fellow RPCVs about housing suggestions. I have been unsuccessful at opening up the greater birmingham website...I keep getting sent to the Riverside Presbyterian I hope this works.

I'm also interested in finding out about activites and events that you host and how to become involved.

Thanks for your suggestions!

-debra (Namibia '94-'96)

By Bo King on Sunday, June 16, 2002 - 3:33 pm: Edit Post

Is this an existing community? Like Debra, I went through the Peace Corps web page, and was redirected to the Riverside Presbyterian Church. If anyone reads this, well, ever, let me know.

Bo King
(Uzbekistan '95-'98)

By Candy Smith Gentry on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 8:11 pm: Edit Post

It would be great to hear from fellow volunteers that served in Zambia 1996. Lonnie Porter, if you are in the states e-mail me! Thank you.
Candy Smith Gentry

By PAX on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 2:00 pm: Edit Post

Dear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers,

I am writing to you because of your unique interest in building cultural bridges and bringing nations closer together through grass roots efforts. I am a Regional Director for a not-for-profit foreign exchange program called PAX which brings between 600-800 high school students to the U.S. every year for academic exchange. Our mission is to promote international peace, friendship and understanding through the cross-cultural exchange and education of world citizens.

Right now we are preparing to place students in homestays for our 2003-2004 academic year and we are looking for new community coordinators to help us do this. We hire the field staff as independent contractors to help us find good host families and to get our students enrolled in local high schools. Coordinators are paid $500 per student placed for the full academic year and are eligible for travel benefits and the annual National Meeting.

As part of the third goal of the Peace Corps, you are already looking for ways to promote these values in your own local communities. We would love your help in finding good placements for our students.

PAX is designated by the State Department to do this important work for our students. We are CSIET (Council for Standards on International Educational Travel) approved and have been in business for close to 10 years.

Whether you've been back 1 year or 20 years, this job would give you the opportunity to reconnect with the culture you embraced as a volunteer, or it would put you in touch with new cultures. Our students come from all over the world and have all had a minimum of 3 years of English and come with their own insurance and spending money. They are excited to learn more about America and the American way of life.

If this sounds interesting to you, please let us know right away. You can reach us at 1-800-555-6211 ext 132 or by visiting our website at

All the best in the work that you do day-to-day to develop a deeper understanding of other cultures besides our own.

Samantha Healy

Regional Director

PAX -- Program of Academic Exchange

By Stephanie Atwood on Monday, June 30, 2003 - 10:29 pm: Edit Post

Dear Returned Peace Corps Volunteers,

I am a coordinator for Aspect Foundation. We are a foreign exchange student organization working with the US Department of State on the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX). This is a merit based high school exchange program for students from the countries of the former Soviet Union. We are currently in need of families to host students for the 2003-2004 school year.

To learn more about this opportunity to impact the world from your own home please visit our website at WWW.ASPECTFOUNDATION.ORG, call 800-US-YOUTH or (205) 980-0239.

Stephanie Atwood
International Coordinator
Aspect Foundation

By gail mccarrick on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 3:31 pm: Edit Post

Hi. I am with Academic Year in America and am looking for host families for students ages 15-18 from several countries including Eurasia.

Please email me for more information:

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