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Training

Cover of a roster of Peace Corps Volunteers from  India 13 and 14 who attended training at the University of California-Davis.

Training is the first step in the Peace Corps process. New volunteers are introduced to the language and history of their host country. Training is an intensive multi-day experience. Early volunteers attended training in the United States and overseas. Since the 2000s, the bulk of training is done in the host country. 

The Peace Corps organizes intensive language training along with project specific training on topics such as teaching English as second language or community development. Volunteers go through the training in groups and develop friendships that endure long after their Peace Corps service ends.