The University of New Mexico Latin American & Iberian Institute presents Peace Corps recruiter Shawn Abeita, Monday, April 11 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at LAII, located at 801 Yale Blvd.
Abeita offers information about international work experience and opportunities in 70 countries through Peace Corps Volunteers.
Opportunities are available for those with a four-year degree or a combination of job experience and a two-year degree or substantial experience, in lieu of a degree, in specialized areas, e.g. skilled trades, farm/agribusiness, vegetable gardening/nursery/ forestry or fish cultivation/production, business management, computer technology, nursing, non-profit management/organization development and work with at-risk youth.
Peace Corps benefits include medical, dental and housing, as well as a monthly stipend, transportation to and from the host country, graduate study benefits, 24 vacation days a year and a $7,425 readjustment allowance after two-year service. Some student loans can be deferred during Peace Corps service. After completing service, former volunteers receive one year of noncompetitive eligibility for employment in the federal government.
The Peace Corps is a 27-month commitment, which includes 12 weeks of language training in the host country.
Reserve a seat by calling (214) 253-5475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.