CELEBRATING OVER 50 YEARS of SERVICE!
March 1, 2011 marked the 50th Anniversary of Peace
Corps, which began in 1961 with an executive order
from President J. F. Kennedy. For 50 years volunteers
have been serving around the world in the name of
peace and friendship through the partnership they have
in local communities.
Peace Corps volunteers are currently serving in 76 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central
and South America, Eastern Europe, Pacific Islands,
and the Middle East. Volunteers serve for 27 months
with skills in agriculture, environment, business, health, development, education, and information technology.
Click here to view the most recent Fact Sheet regarding
Peace Corps service.
Over 930 graduates of Penn State have taken up the call to use their skills to serve others around the world. Recently, Penn State was ranked 20th on the list of large universities contributing volunteers to Peace Corps. Help us get Penn State to that #1 spot!
Peace Corps at Penn Stae is supported by Student Affairs and located in the Career Services Center. Students may schedule appointments at the center's front desk or by contacting the recruiter directly.
|Office Hours (105 Bank of America Career Services Center):|
|Wednesdays||10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.|
|Thursdays||10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|Local Campus Recruiter:|
Peace Corps Recruiter
Penn State University
105 Bank of America Career Services Center
University Park, PA 16802
PSU Peace Corps events fall semester:
103 Bank of America Building
October 14, 4-5pm: Information Session
October 26, 4-5pm: Info Session: Careers after Peace Corps
November 3, 4-5pm: Application Workshop
November 18, 4-6pm: Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Panel