Stephanie Wade, regional recruiter and returned volunteer, will be on campus Thursday March 2 to discuss Peace Corps opportunities. Information will be provided at the Peace Corps table in front of Sabbatini Lounge from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ms. Wade will also have office hours in the Student Life Conference Room, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Peace Corps is a U.S. Government agency dedicated to promoting world peace and friendship by providing practical assistance to countries that request it, helping promote a better understanding of Americans abroad and helping promote a better understanding of other cultures to communities in the U.S. Over 200,000 volunteers have served in 139 countries since 1961. Volunteers serve for 27 months in Education, Youth and Community Development, Health and HIV/AIDS, Agriculture, Environment, Business Development, and Information Technology assignments in one over 60 developing countries across the world. Peace Corps provides volunteers with full benefits, including:
- A modest living allowance designed to have you live at the same level of those you are working with
- Paid airfare and travel expenses
- Full medical coverage
- 48 days of paid vacation
- Possible cancellation or deferment of student loans
- Language, cultural and technical training
- Opportunities for financial assistance to graduate school
- One year of non-competitive eligibility for Federal jobs
- International experience sought after for jobs in the global marketplace
Competitive applicants have a college degree and applicable experience. For more information on how you might fit into a Peace Corps experience, click here. You can view current openings at www.peacecorps.gov/openings. To begin the application process, you can fill out an online application at www.peacecorps.gov/application. You must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 18 to apply to Peace Corps.