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Join this online discussion series for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and those interested in life after Peace Corps.

So You’re an RPCV. Now What?

This live stream series from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey features Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and other members of our campus community. Hosts share stories of reintegration, offer practical advice on how to take the next steps in your professional development, and discuss how to best leverage your Peace Corps experience.

Join the online discussion and ask questions!

How to Join

Visit go.miis.edu/rpcv when the event starts, and you will be automatically redirected to the live stream. Viewers can join the discussion and ask questions through video and chat.

Reminders and Recording

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Upcoming Discussion

Episode 1: Navigating the “R” of RPCV: What to Do When You’re Back Home

RPCVs Coleen and Patrick discuss how to navigate some common challenges Peace Corps Volunteers face after finishing their service, and how recently returned PCVs can use the transition back to prepare for their personal and professional next steps.

Date: Monday, February 19, 2018, at 4 p.m. PST (7 p.m. EST)


Coleen Bremner is in the throes of her first year as an MPA candidate. She received her BS in communication studies with a minor in journalism from Southern Oregon University. She went on a two-year adventure in the Gambia as a health education volunteer and is currently a Coverdell Fellow at the Middlebury Institute. She is a Twizzler lover, works nights fighting crime, and loves running (and by running, she means out of time, money, or because there is food in front of her.) She is excited to answer your questions.

Patrick Kennedy is a joint MPA/International Education Management candidate at the Middlebury Institute. He received BAs in history and international studies at Presbyterian College in South Carolina and served as a Youth in Development volunteer in Guatemala (2013–2015). He hopes to cultivate a bridge between academia and community-driven development. He is passionate about representing community perspectives through international education.

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