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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 Mission

To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
  2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Volunteers serve for 27 months in areas such as health, education, environment, agriculture, community economic development, and youth in development.

“ Penn State was ranked 8th on the list of large universities contributing volunteers to Peace Corps. ”
Peace Corps, February 2017
Penn State among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers
Penn State has for the seventh year been recognized among the nation's top producers of Peace Corps volunteers.
Read about Penn Staters making a difference.
Penn State chemical engineering alumna Sarah Torhan will be working on community-based development projects during her Peace Corps service in Paraguay, joining the more than 220 volunteers currently serving in the South American country.

Spring 2019 Hours

The Penn State Peace Corps office hosts open office hours and can schedule appointments as needed.

  • Questions about the Peace Corps:
    Please email peacecorps@psu.edu.

  • Office Hours:
    Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    236 Bank of America Career Services Center

 

Local Campus Recruiter

Kayla King
RPCV Ukraine, 2015-2017
235 Bank of America Career Services Center
peacecorps@psu.edu
Office: (814)865-4594