from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A federal government organization, set up in 1961, that trains and sends American volunteers abroad to work with people of developing countries on projects for technological, agricultural, and educational improvement.
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- proper n. An independent United States federal agency for volunteers to help in developing countries where aid is needed.
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- n. a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries
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"Oregon State has great programs that correlate well with the Peace Corps 'mission, from health to education to the forestry program," said Forthun.
Peace Corps villages, which we did too, and another weekend Mr. LaBott, who is the director of the Peace Corps, had asked to stay on an additional two years, and to have him talking about his children having now survived the cultural shock of living in Africa, that he wanted to stay on for another two years.
The Peace Corps recently announced the top volunteer-producing metropolitan areas and states in 2009.
The Committee for Nigeria/Biafra Relief, which included former Peace Corps volunteers, was looking for a way to get relief into Biafra.
David Zahler, a senior instructor in the College of Forestry at OSU, said in a press release that the Peace Corps has stated that forestry is area needing more help.
Emotionally her liberalism would always remain of a decidedly pre-1967 vintage, her heart a time capsule filled with images of the space program, the Peace Corps and Freedom Rides, Mahalia Jackson and Joan Baez.
The stories about his teaching assistantship and his Indian roommate are as incomprehensible to me as if they were written in Farsi, the language he tried to learn when he went to Afghanistan as part of the Peace Corps five years earlier.
November 19-23, 1981—Loret Ruppe, the able director of the Peace Corps and my dear 90th Club friend, invited me to go to Ghana to help celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the corps.
"A lot of it has to do with having a university in the town," said Melanie Forthun, a Peace Corps public affairs specialist.