What are some of the differences between CCS and the Peace Corps?
* Start Date & Length of Stay
The Peace Corps usually requires a minimum 2 year commitment. You will begin on a start date based on the country to which you are assigned.
At Cross-Cultural Solutions you can choose to volunteer from 1 to 12 weeks, and from start dates year-round. The CCS experience ensures that you get the most out of your experience in a relatively short period of time. * Requirements
To join the Peace Corps, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old; most Peace Corps volunteers have a college degree. Married couples are required to participate together, and those with dependents generally cannot participate.
Since CCS is an independent not-for-profit organization, we are able to welcome a wide range of participants to our programs. We accept citizens of any country, and from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Families and groups are welcome and, 16 and 17 year-olds can participate under supervision as well.
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