Korea’s Overseas Volunteer Corps 3rd Largest in World

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Korea’s corps of overseas volunteers is the third largest in the world, statistics revealed on Sunday. According to the statistics by the state-run Korea International Cooperation Agency, Korea sends 1,000 new volunteers to 43 countries every year, third only to the Peace Corps of the U.S. (3,801 volunteers to 72 countries) and the Japan’s Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (2,000 volunteers).

Even when considering the total number of volunteers at work, as volunteers usually have a two-year contract with the KOICA, Korea still ranks third with 1,538 volunteers in 43 countries. The U.S. has 8,079 volunteers in 74 countries, and Japan has 3,147 in 77 countries. Germany is in fourth place with 970 volunteers in 42 countries.

Full Chosun Ilbo article:
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/03/22/2010032200764.html

KOICA’s website:

Korea’s corps of overseas volunteers is the third largest in the world, statistics revealed on Sunday. According to the statistics by the state-run Korea International Cooperation Agency, Korea sends 1,000 new volunteers to 43 countries every year, third only to the Peace Corps of the U.S. (3,801 volunteers to 72 countries) and the Japan’s Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (2,000 volunteers).

Even when considering the total number of volunteers at work, as volunteers usually have a two-year contract with the KOICA, Korea still ranks third with 1,538 volunteers in 43 countries. The U.S. has 8,079 volunteers in 74 countries, and Japan has 3,147 in 77 countries. Germany is in fourth place with 970 volunteers in 42 countries.

Full Chosun Ilbo article:
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2010/03/22/2010032200764.html

KOICA’s website:
http://www.koica.go.kr/english/main.html



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