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Mequon resident begins Peace Corps service in Kosovo

May 31, 2014

Brittany Vulich of Mequon, Wis., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Kosovo June 6 to begin training as an English education volunteer. Vulich will be among the first group of Peace Corps volunteers to serve in Kosovo, and she will live and work at the community level to make a difference by teaching English as a second language to secondary school students.

“I wanted to be able to continue my education outside of the classroom, in a unique setting, while also serving others,” said Vulich, 24, explaining her motivation to serve in the Peace Corps.

Vulich was born and raised in Fulton, Ill., but moved to Mequon in high school and graduated from Homestead High School in 2008. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012, and while in college she studied in Spain and Taiwan.

“I was a Global Studies-Security major, so the Peace Corps seemed like a perfect fit,” she said.

During the first three months of her service, Vulich will live with a host family in Kosovo to learn the local language and integrate into the local culture. After acquiring the language and cultural skills that will help her make a lasting difference, Vulich will be sworn into service and assigned to a community in Kosovo where she will serve for two years.

Vulich will work in cooperation with the local people and partner organizations on sustainable, community-based development projects that improve the lives of people in Kosovo and help Vulich develop leadership, technical and cross-cultural skills that will give her a competitive edge when she returns home. Peace Corps volunteers return from service as global citizens well-positioned for professional opportunities in today’s global job market.

Vulich hopes to one day work for the United Nations in humanitarian relief.

Vulich joins the 213 Wisconsin residents currently serving in the Peace Corps. More than 5,846 Wisconsin residents have served as volunteers since the agency was created in 1961.

About Peace Corps in Kosovo: The first group of 25 Volunteers are scheduled to arrive in Kosovo in June to work in education. They will teach secondary school English with a focus on improving students’ English-language skills and the effectiveness of English-language instruction. During their service in Kosovo, volunteers will learn to speak Albanian. Kosovo is Peace Corps’ 140th country of service, and the agency’s first entry into a new country since opening a program in Cambodia in 2007.

About the Peace Corps: As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences – and a global outlook – back to the United States, enriching the lives of those around them. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to foster a better understanding among Americans and people of other countries. Since then, more than 215,000 Americans of all ages have served in 139 countries worldwide. Visit www.peacecorps.gov to learn more.

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