Something kinda like the Peace Corps, but not?
August 15, 2008 12:00 PM Subscribe
Alternatives to the Peace Corps for a non-US Citizen (Permanent Resident) living in the US?
posted by carpyful to work & money (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I am a recent college grad who wants to go abroad and hopefully work/volunteer for a good cause. I was looking into the Peace Corps, but two issues came up:
1. 27 months is a long time :x I am ideally looking to commit 12-18 months.
2. I live in the US, but I am not an American Citizen. I am a US Permanent Resident with a Brazilian passport.
I like the fact that the Peace Corps does good for the world and the fact that they provide you with living expenses, student loan deferment, and other benefits.
I was wondering if there are any programs that I can look into that fit what I am looking for.
I've been looking into the Americorps and I am interested in their program, I was just wondering if the hive mind could perhaps suggest programs I've never heard of.
So is there a program that's right for me, or am I SOL?