General & COVID-19 Specific Resources: Employment, Grad School, Covid-19, Health & Wellness, NPCA Resources

Thursday May 28, 2020

General and COVID-19 Specific Resources

Transitioning from Peace Corps to life at home can be challenging and stressful under the best circumstances, and being evacuated in the midst of a global-pandemic can present many other difficulties. The following resources were compiled to assist evacuated and returned Peace Corps Volunteers. We will be updating this page with additional information often.

National Peace Corps Association Resources for EvacueesWe will be updating this page with additional information often.

National Peace Corps Association Resources for Evacuees

NPCA Global Reentry Program | Connect with RPCVs, steps to begin your transition, health & wellbeing, jobs & careers, webinars, scholarships, continued service opportunities.

Covid–19 Resources Washington State

Health and Wellness

  • Therapist/Counseling Resources available to RPCVs
    Low cost or no cost. Evacuees are encouraged to contact their SEAPAX mentor (or a board member) for the contact information (for yourself or fellow RPCV) for confidential counseling via Teledoc. (With or without a 127A form.)
  • Online Resources Compiled by Health Resource Partners  | Education, college students, mental health, meditation and yoga, fitness and dance, fun for kids, virtual tours and live theatre, and more
  • Career + Life Coaching for RPCVs – 1:1 or small group | Online resources for how to have a fulfilling life after Peace Corps, 1:1 and small group virtual coaching (limited space) (Life coach is a former PCV and offers online resources, virtual coaching for individuals, and virtual small group coaching.)

Employment Resources 

Graduate Schools with Benefits for RPCVs

  • SIT Graduate Institute
    We currently offer the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Scholarship to returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs), which has a benefit of 25% off tuition and can be used towards any of our master’s degree programs. We are now increasing this scholarship to 35% off tuition for spring returnees who needed to come home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The benefit is valid for two years, starting in fall 2020.
  • Syracuse University
    The Syracuse University – Maxwell School is offering Peace Corps Volunteers who have been recalled due to the global health crisis caused by COVID-19 the opportunity to apply for 2020 admission to the #1-ranked MPA program and the MA in International Relations. Qualified students applying by May 15, 2020 will have the $75 application fee waived, the GRE requirement waived, and students accepted to the program will be awarded a 50% tuition scholarship. Email with subject line “Peace Corps Offer” and we will send you the information on how to apply.
  • Clark University:
    Clark University Graduate Studies is offering specific support for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who apply to Clark IDCE master’s degree programs for Summer or Fall 2020 study, making it possible to get your advanced degree by 2021.
    Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE) offers degree programs specially designed to cross boundaries and address major social and environmental justice issues facing the world today. With a flexible, interdisciplinary, and practice-oriented curriculum, our programs allow you to pursue your passion by giving you the skills and experience to make an immediate impact by crafting solutions for the challenges facing our world.
  • Washington State Graduate School Information
    Evan’s School of Public Policy and Governance- recruitment email
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