Posted by: SSU Lingua Franca | May 1, 2013

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Shares Her Experiences

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Shares Her Experiences

Dr. Laurie Lopez Charles, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, spoke on campus on Tuesday, April 9th to language students. Dr. Lopez Charles served in Togo, West Africa in 1999-2001 just after completing her Ph.D. in Psychology. Later, she returned to the Central African Republic with Medecins Sans Frontières. Today, she runs a family therapy clinic in Lynn and works as a freelance consultant training psychologists and therapists in post-conflict areas in French-speaking Africa and other locations around the world. Dr. Lopez Charles explained how language skills are an asset for students interested in applying to the Peace Corps and how the Peace Corps can help you to further develop your language skills in a meaningful way. Students interested in the Peace Corps can consult www.peacecorps.gov to find out more.

Laurie Lopez Charles

Dr. Laurie Lopez Charles

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