The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The Peace Corps two-year program is often called life-defining by the more than 220,000 Americans who have served. Get the chance to fully integrate into a host country community, where you will live and work on projects ranging from education to business development.
Volunteers work in Education, Health, Community Economic Development (Business), Environment, Agriculture and Youth Development. The Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with housing and a living stipend that enables them to live in a manner similar to people in their community of service. Unlike other international volunteer programs, there is no charge to participate in the Peace Corps. There is no application fee, although costs may only be partially covered for required medical examinations during the application process. Upon completion of two years of service, the Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with more than $8,000 (pre-tax) to help with the transition to life back home. This money is yours to use as you wish.
Review the job description (for Peace Corps Post-Graduation Service Opportunity) in Handshake to register to meet with Peace Corps Recruiter Krista for a 30-minute informational interview. Students should bring a resume for review and questions about service, the application process, benefits, etc.