why transition advising
Peace Corps Volunteers
Why coming home is so hard
Peace Corps is super supportive before and during your service. When service ends, the support mostly ends as well. It can be pretty abrupt and jarring.
You’ve spent 2 years doing without basic services, figuring things out on your own, pushing through adversity, and seeing a lot of powerful stuff firsthand. In the meantime, your friends and family have been earning degrees, getting jobs, buying houses, and having kids. Going home makes it apparent how different you’ve become from your loved ones. It may suddenly feel difficult to connect with the people who knew you so well before.
Maybe the biggest challenge is the loss of self-sufficiency. You coped with the challenges of Peace Corps by focusing on what you could do alone–hauling your own water, growing your own food, and traveling with your own two feet. Suddenly, you find yourself relying on family and looking for work. The luxuries of air conditioners, microwaves, and vacuums are too easy. Without a plan in place, you feel adrift. There’s nowhere to focus your energy. And you’re supposed to be feeling at home?
That’s where we come in
We are proud to be the only organization to offer personal and career transition support to Volunteers all over the world.
Our certified Adviser is an RPCV who can really understand your experiences and challenges. She’ll give you advice on grad school, travel, work, insurance, and finances. Wherever you are in the world.
Coming home with a focus gives you that same sense of purpose that has driven you forward in your service. You’ll be able to really enjoy your time with family and friends knowing that you’re set up to leverage your new skills and experience in a big, awesome way.