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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.

I will be out of the office for the holidays and will return January 4. If you have questions or would like a resume review for the January 1 deadline, feel free to email me at

All other inquires will be responded to when I return. Happy holidays!

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:
Paula Osborn
Peace Corps Recruiter
Ukraine 2010-12
Penn State University
105 Bank of America Career Services Center
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-4594
Fax: 814-863-2881


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


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