The Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew an agency of the federal government devoted to world peace and friendship.
Last updated December 2016
As a Peace Corps volunteer you serve abroad for two years working directly with communities to build capacity in education, health, youth in development, environment, community economic development and agriculture. Includes language, culture, and technical skills training prior to starting the service.
Fields of Study:
- Arts and Creative Fields
- Business and Law
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Asia & Pacific
- South America
- Housing and living stipend + health benefits + round trip travel + over $8,000 upon completion of service