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A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer in . . .
Every Peace Corps applicant wonders what life is like overseas. Will I have electricity? What will the food be like? Will I have friends? Can I learn a new language? What is the typical day of a Peace Corps Volunteer?
     Only you can answer these questions. The Peace Corps’ New York Recruiting Office is creating a book of essays detailing daily Peace Corps life for its applicants and they need your contribution.
    They would like you to write your description of “A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer in . . .” What did you do on any given day when you were a Volunteer? Fill the description of you day with the people you met, your friends, the host country nationals, your job and how you went about it, the other tasks you performed, your surroundings, where you lived and how you lived, the way you felt, the roller-coaster ride of emotions. All the successes and failures, all the highs and lows. Tell what you wish you had known about the country before you went overseas, what you wish you'd brought, what you brought that was unusual — and invaluable.
    The New York office will:
    • Have the stories available for all those interested in becoming a PCV to read.
    • Publish selected essays in their monthly newsletter that goes out to applicants and parents of currently serving Volunteers from the New York area.
    • Put selected essays up on their web site.
    • And a selection of the very best essays will be published in an upcoming Peace Corps book.


    • Type (if possible) on one side of a 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.
    • No longer than 1,000 words. (If you have already sent an essay that is longer, they will edit it for length.)
    • You are invited to send photos but they will not be returned.
    • Deadline: September 30, 1999.

    E-mail or call with questions.

    Send your essay to:

      A Day in the Life
      John Coyne
      Peace Corps, Room 611
      6 World Trade Center
      New York NY 10048

Favorite flying "adventures"
Malév Hungarian Airlines has announced a competition:

Send us an account of your favourite flying 'adventures," which either happened in one of our Malév destinations, or on board our aircraft.
     All entries will be judged by the end of the year, and the winner will receive two free Malév tickets to Budapest, with accommodation for three nights in the Atrium Hyatt Hotel.
     The best entries will be made into a book, which will appear in the year 20000, and which we will give to our frequent flyers. The best three entries will also be published in the inflight magazine.
     Entries, no longer than 40 lines, double-line-spaced, on A4 paper, should be sent to:

      Budapest Magazines Kiadó
      1077 Budapest
      Wesselényi utca 4 (III.16)

    Deadline: December 31, 1999.

    FYI – Malév flies to, among others:
    In Turkey – Istanbul
    In Bulgaria – Sofia
    In Romania – Bucharest
    In Albania – Tirane
    In Poland – Prague
    In Hungary – various cities
    In Russia – Moscow, St. Petersburg
    In Ukraine – Kiev
    In Thailand – Bangkok
    In China– Beijing
    In Jordan – Amman

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