Peace Corps Volunteer Essay

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My reasons for wanting to serve Peace Corps Volunteer are personal and intellectual. First of all, I want to share the knowledge I have acquired throughout my life by making myself available and becoming part of something bigger. I’ve had the opportunity to attend school and I recently completed a graduate degree; this has been a great accomplishment not only for me, but for my family as well. Therefore serving as a PCV would be a rewarding experience not only for me but for those who have supported me throughout my life, since I will contribute towards a bigger cause by helping to improve the lifestyle of less fortunate people. After successfully receiving a graduate degree, it is expected that I find a permanent job related to my field of…show more content…
I want to isolate myself from the chaotic life of the urban areas and to set aside for some time all the technological gadgets that are available and are often not necessary. I want to interact with people, work alongside community members, transmit knowledge, have the opportunity to experience life in a manner from what I am used to, put myself through different situations and circumstances that would help me understand and appreciate life, my surroundings and the needs of others. Joining Peace Corps will be a great opportunity for me to grow as a person, to cultivate my compassionate spirit, to become more culturally aware, and most importantly to practice my skills and continue to develop…show more content…
I believe that one of the keys to overcome any challenge is to remain calm, not to lose patience and to always be aware that there is a solution to everything. In other words maintaining a positive attitude when in difficult times is always helpful. Another strategy that has helped me overcome challenges in the past is to be physically active, meditate and also to express my thoughts in writing by keeping a journal. I believe past experiences in my life such as, losing my mother to cancer at an early age, being an AmeriCorps volunteer and pursuing a graduate degree in have prepared me to overcome difficult challenges regardless if those are physical, emotional or
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