This year, Peace Corps Midwest Region recruiters and returned volunteers will participate in the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, better known as RAGBRAI. For seven days, the Peace Corps team will share their stories from service and the benefits of Peace Corps with other cyclists and spectators along […]
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961, nearly 220,000 Americans of all ages have served in 140 countries worldwide.
Last month First Lady Michelle Obama gave an inspirational speech about the new Let Girls Learn initiative, a powerful collaboration between the U.S. government and the Peace Corps to expand access to education for adolescent girls around the world. As the First Lady put it, “globally, there are 62 million young […]
When I graduated from college I had a passion for travel, a desire to learn new things, big dreams of adventure… and a lot of debt. This is likely a familiar story to you and a common predicament: How do I gain skills and experience to be more […]
It is an extraordinary time to be a job seeker. Today more than ever, you have the opportunity to define and tell your own career story. From LinkedIn and Twitter to a personal website, an interactive résumé or whatever other, um, medium you choose, there’s ample opportunity to […]
“What inspired you to join Peace Corps?” It’s a question everyone who joins Peace Corps will be asked from the day they first decide to apply… and probably for the rest of their lives.
Exciting news: Introducing the brand-new Media Library, featuring 54 years of photos from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between. New images are added every day and many of these photos have never been seen before, so take some time to explore and let us know what you […]
We’re proud to announce the Peace Corps Legacy Project. In this video series – which premieres July 15 – we interview prominent people from around the world who were influenced by a Peace Corps Volunteer. Now they are engineers, doctors and government leaders. This is our legacy. New […]
When Peace Corps Volunteers commit to 27 months of service, they’re also committing to spending at least two Fourth of July holidays overseas.
During Pride Month, the Peace Corps celebrates the contributions of LGBTQ Peace Corps Volunteers. In 2013, Peace Corps started accepting domestic partners. Peace Corps Volunteers Jessica and Khayla share their story as a same-sex couple in Ecuador.
A lot of people ask me if the Peace Corps changed me. I like to tell people that it didn’t change me, it just made me more of myself, with added confidence. The Peace Corps presented me with challenges that in order to overcome I needed the courage […]