Stories

Phil Olsen’s Story (Group IV. Philippines, 1962-64)
The role of the University of Hawaii in the selection and training of Peace Corps volunteers, as well as in briefing and indoctrination of newly appointed Peace Corps staff members who visited Hawaii Training sites enroute to their assigned posts was critically important to the success of thousands of PCVs and staff throughout East Asia and the Pacific.
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From the Filmmakers
Sending Aloha Abroad is a 30-minute documentary film that traces Hawaii’s role in this iconic, but often forgotten American volunteer institution. It is the untold story of thousands of American volunteers living and training in Hawaii, and often settling there after their Peace Corps experience.
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