Celebrate the 4th of July Like a Peace Corps Volunteer

Happy 4th of July!  While most Americans are celebrating the day in the states with parades, fireworks, and cook outs, many Americans are overseas, in the military, in humanitarian aid missions, serving in diplomatic embassies, and in my son’s case (who is teaching in Namibia), serving in the Peace Corps. Currently volunteers are serving in some 60 countries: teaching, supporting agricultural and business initiatives, and engaged in health education.   This is important work right now at a time when many are questioning the need for Americans to engage in improving conditions around the world. This is critical cultural diplomacy!

Peace Corps volunteers will be celebrating the 4th today also! Click here and below.


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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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