I Applied for the Peace Corps and You Should, Too

On October 1, the application for Peace Corps Kosovo 2017 closes. That means you have barely a week left to apply. (Of course, there are other programs to consider, too. I just wanted to make a plug for my own program!)


Are you feeling trapped in your boring office job? Do you want to help people? Do you like to travel? Do you enjoy eating the same foods over and over again? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should think about applying.

I spoke to a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer before applying. (You can see my application timeline here.) She told me, “Apply even if you’re just thinking about it.” That was sound advice, so I am repeating it here. Even if you’re on the fence about applying, why not just do it and see what happens?

I was feeling a little down recently, so I made a list to remind myself of all the reasons I joined the Peace Corps. Here they are, in no particular order:

  • To help others
  • To be proud of something
  • To do something different with my life
  • To experience something new
  • To meet new people
  • To change my worldview
  • To learn more about another place
  • To have more time to write and be creative
  • To open new doors in my future
  • To show others another way of living


So, if you’d like to apply to serve in Kosovo starting in June 2017, click this link!


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