New York - Rochester RPCVs

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By Admin1 (admin) on Friday, July 13, 2001 - 6:26 pm: Edit Post

New York - Rochester RPCVs

By Maren Wolfe on Thursday, April 10, 2003 - 2:01 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 Linda Mills on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 4:47 pm: Edit Post

Part-time Employment Opportunity
Community Representative

Dear Peace Corps Friends,

AYUSA International is a non-profit high school foreign exchange student organization. We welcome teenagers from over 60 countries worldwide and provide host family placement and ongoing supervision for 5 and 10 month academic programs. We are a community of citizens who believe the cross-cultural exchange of ideas, values and friendship, leads to a greater acceptance and, ultimately, a more peaceful coexistence with one another.

As Peace Corps alumnae, we know you share this vision and we invite you to apply for the position of Community Representative. The ideal candidate should enjoy teenagers, have a strong desire to communicate cross-culturally and feel comfortable networking in the community. Basic responsibilities include recruiting and interviewing host families, providing ongoing support to families and students and maintaining professional relationships with local high schools.

This position pays a stipend per student as well as travel incentives, leadership enhancement opportunities, and most of all, a chance to promote a more peaceful world for our youth to inherit.

Full training and ongoing support is provided through one of 2 branch offices in the state of New York. Please apply to or phone toll-free 1-888-552-9872

By Jessica Seminelli ( - on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 11:36 am: Edit Post

Attn. Peace Corps Alumni:
I am an eighth grade student participating in the annual National History Day Competition. This year, I chose to work on The Peace Corps for my topic and I am in a group with two other students to complete a ten minute performance about this program. I have been searching for possible interviewers and I would love to conduct a phone interview with anyone that has served in the Peace Corps previously or has had a loved one serve. Please email me at if you are interested and spread the word-I want as many interviews as possible. We can set up a time that works best via email so please contact as soon as you can! Thank you so much!!
Sincerely, Jessica Seminelli

By Richard Carmean ( - on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 3:08 pm: Edit Post

Returned RPCV from Morocco

My wife and I are candidates for a PC assignment this spring to Morocco. We have served in the Solomon Islands from 97 - 99. Our concern to accepting this 2nd assignment would be the task of learning Arabic. We are both over 60 years of age and find learning a new language some what difficult. What would you advise. How skilled in Arabic does one have to become to be a productive volunteer? Please also include your thoughts on serving in Morocco.

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