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Served 1965 - 1967   


India 20A's Course of Study*

By 1965, the Government of India had requested the assistance of Peace Corps Volunteers to support the State Ministries of Health and Community Development by providing technical assistance to the Primary Health Centers for the States of Madhya Pradesh and Kerala. In response, a training program was designed to provide the volunteers with the technical competence needed to command the respect of their Indian co-workers, together with a basis for communication and an understanding of the cultural environment in which they would work and live.

 

A total of 800 hours of study to be completed during a 12-week period was required. Training took place from August 31, 1965 to November 22, 1965 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It consisted of the following topics:

 

 

Hours

Technical Studies

250

Language

300

Comparative Studies

106

Communications

9

Physical and Psychiatric Services

20

Seminars

30

Peace Corps Orientation

15

TOTAL HOURS

800