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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, July 13, 2001 - 6:06 pm: Edit Post

Philadelphia Area Peace Corps Association

By Maren Wolfe on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 2:11 pm: Edit Post

Dear Recently Returned Peace Corps Volunteers,

I am an RPCV (Tonga-94-97)conducting my dissertation on cultural re-adjustment (also known as repatriate distress, reverse culture shock or re-entry shock) among RPCVs who have returned to the U.S. within the past year.

If you have returned within the past year, please consider helping me to document and better understand this under-researched but common experience. Participation involves completing an anonymous 15-minute questionnaire. I can be reached through email or phone, at, or (805)708-6355.

Thank you!

Maren Wolfe
Doctoral Candidate
Combined Psychology Program
Department of Education
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
(805) 708-6355

By Oksana Pavliouk on Saturday, April 19, 2003 - 1:50 pm: Edit Post

Dear RPCvs,

I was researching the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers websites and came across your RPCVs group.

I am a Regional Director for the Program of Academic Exchange (PAX), a non-profit educational foundation; headquartered in Port Chester, NY. PAX promotes international peace, friendship and understanding through the cross-cultural exchange and education of world citizens.

We invite high school students from 33 different countries, including most of Asia, Afrika, most of South America to come to the United States, live with an American host family for an academic year, study in a public high school and learn the daily life of an American society. The major goal of the program is to learn from these students, as well as to introduce them to a typical American community. This is our way to build true bridges of understanding through the youth exchange and, hopefully, bring in life-long friendships!

Currently, I am seeking out to hire qualified Community Coordinators (CCs) in MA, RI, CT, NJ, MD, DE, PA, VA and WV who may serve in this capacity to work with a cluster of three students during the next school year. We provide a small compensation for the placement of the student with the American families and supervision. There is also a great travel incentive: a community coordinator will be invited to the annual 4-day national meeting in Puerto Rico next year with all expenses paid!!

We need people with your background and experience, your passion for other cultures and making a difference! If you or anybody you know might be interested in acting as a Community Coordinator for our program, please email me at or call me back at 1-800-555-6211, ext. 302 for more information! The program will only take a couple of hours per week the most! Plus, there are amazing young people and hands-on exposure to different cultures!

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Oksana Pavliouk

By Juliet Jones ( - on Monday, January 26, 2004 - 2:06 pm: Edit Post

My name is Juliet Jones, and I work for a non-profit student exchange organization based in Chicago, IL called the Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI). For the past 20 years, we have been organizing 4-week group programs for international high school students at locations throughout the U.S. The students, ages 13-17, live with volunteer host families and participate in a program of ESL classes, activities and excursions.

CCI employs Local Coordinators to organize the programs and recruit volunteer host families within the communities where they live. We
are currently looking for organized, flexible and culturally sensitive individuals in the Philadelphia area to organize programs for this coming July. The work is flexible and part-time in the months leading up to the 4-week program. Group programs such as these bring cultural exchange to an entire community, and often result in friendships that last a lifetime.

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers tend to make ideal coordinators, as they tend to possess the experience, enthusiasm, flexibility, initiative, and love for other cultures that make these programs a success. If you or someone you know is interested, please e-mail me at, or call our toll-free number at 866-684-9675.

Thank you,

Juliet Jones
Program Director
Center for Cultural Interchange

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