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They exchange the comfort of their individual American experiences for foreign adventure, and a noble ideal.

They weather the challenges of radical immersion in another culture, and emerge with indelibly altered world perspectives.

And in the process they redefine how Americans view the world, and how the world views America.

They are the more than 200,000 individuals who have served in the Peace Corps.

This is the story of what that service means to them… and what it means for our country.

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