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:
- To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
- To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
- 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.
The Penn State Peace Corps office can schedule an appointment to meet you in-person or virtually. The local campus recruiter for Penn State is Sasha Escue.
Her curiosity and altruism led her to a post in Malawi as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, and she took a leading role in establishing a school library as part of an effort to create a literacy-rich environment for the students.