Jessie Beck

Go Overseas

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Editor at Go Overseas, a website that matches people with opportunities to work abroad

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The Peace Corps, which has been sending Americans overseas to do aid work for 50 years, is struggling to recruit new volunteers.

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The Peace Corps, which has been sending Americans overseas to do aid work for 50 years, is struggling to recruit new volunteers.

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