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Resources at Watson Library

Watson Library has a variety of books and eBooks on the Peace Corps and related topics. The books listed below are a sampling of what we have available in the library - to find more, check our library catalog, or contact us for help!  

The bold experiment : JFK's Peace Corps. By Gerard T. Rice. -- Available through the library catalog as a book

What you can do for your country : an oral history of the Peace Corps. By Karen Schwarz. -- Available through the library catalog as a book

From Peace Corps to Fulbright: a success story: travels with Al part 1. By Alfred R. Conklin, Jr. Ph.D. -- Available through the library catalog as a book

Local and National Peace Corps Associations

  • National Peace Corps Association
    "National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is a mission-driven social impact organization that encourages and celebrates lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals. NPCA supports a united and vibrant Peace Corps community, including current and returned Peace Corps volunteers, current and former staff, host country nationals, family and friends in our efforts to create a better world."
  • Cincinnati Area Returned Volunteers (CARV)
    "Cincinnati Area Returned Volunteers (CARV) is an active affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association with about 250 members who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers."
  • Southwestern Ohio Returned Volunteer Organization (SORVO)
    "The Southwest Ohio Returned Volunteer Organization (SORVO) is an active affiliate of the National Peace Corps Association with Dayton area members who are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers."

  • Central Ohio Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Association
    "A non-profit organization of returned Peace Corps volunteers in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area that serves as the local representative of the National Peace Corps Association" 
  • Northern Ohio Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association
    "The Northern Ohio Returned Volunteer Association (NORVA) was incorporated in 1979 and is an affiliate group of the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA)"

Campus Resources

Wilmington College Peace Corps Prep Program on the campus website 

Career Services on the campus website 

Library Resource Guide for Career Services 

Spanish Department on the campus website 

Study Abroad on the campus website

Resources on the Web

  • Peace Corps Website
    "The Peace Corps brings together skilled, committed Volunteers with welcoming host communities for service opportunities in more than 60 countries. Volunteers live and work side by side with community members on locally prioritized projects, building relationships, exchanging cultures and knowledge, and helping transform lives for generations." 
  • Peace Corps FAQ’s
    Answers to common questions about Peace Corps service and the application process 
  • Peace Corps Volunteer Openings
    From the Peace Corps website - see where and how volunteers are currently needed 
  • Connect with a Recruiter
    "The Peace Corps has recruiters across the country. Find out more about what it's like to Volunteer, the application process, and how to get started."
  • CDC travel resources
    For information about safe and healthy international travel 
  • CDC Yellow book
    "CDC Yellow Book: Health Information for International Travel is a resource for health professionals providing care to international travelers. It compiles the US government’s most current travel health guidelines, including pretravel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts."
  • US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs - International Travel Resources
    "The highest priority of the Bureau of Consular Affairs is to protect the lives and serve the interests of U.S. citizens abroad.   Across the globe, we serve our fellow citizens during some of their most important moments – births, adoptions, medical emergencies, deaths, arrests, and disasters."

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