Archive - July 11, 2017

1
Sargent Shriver, Sally & Lionel Epstein, The Peace Corps, and The Experiment in International Living

Sargent Shriver, Sally & Lionel Epstein, The Peace Corps, and The Experiment in International Living

  “We (EXPERIMENTERS) learned by first-hand experience the reality of one world. We learned the language because we had to. We did not do what we wanted to do but what the people of our host country did. We sang their songs, played their games, danced their dances. We walked or rode bicycles as they did. We saw the world through their eyes.” Sargent Shriver  The Experiment in International Living dinner, 1965    • SARGENT SHRIVER, SALLY & LIONEL EPSTEIN, PEACE CORPS and THE EXPERIMENT IN INTERNATIONAL LIVING  by Geri Critchley (Senegal 1971–72)   I first met  Sally & Lionel Eptein in 1976 when I co-directed the DC Office of The Experiment in International Living/EIL (www.experiment.org/) founded in 1932, the oldest international education exchange organization in the USA. The Experiment in International Living is now under the umbrella of World Learning (https://www.worldlearning.org/)    In 1934, Sargent Shriver received an Experiment scholarship to participate in one of the first . . .

Read More

Copyright © 2016. Peace Corps Worldwide.