At the University of Minnesota, we're proud of the role we've played in the Peace Corps. Since 1961, over 1,502 University of Minnesota graduates have continued this tradition by putting their education and experience to work as Peace Corps volunteers.
Today, the University of Minnesota ranks third among top colleges and universities in producing Peace Corps Volunteers. The U currently has 70 alumni serving abroad. Although the world has changed quite a bit since the Peace Corps was established, the need for Peace Corps Volunteers is bigger than ever.
Peace Corps Volunteers serve in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. By providing technical assistance to countries that request it, the Peace Corps shares the United States' most precious resources—its people and their skills.
Serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer is an experience like no other. Volunteers learn a new language, exchange ideas, and take part in their communities as partners and friends.
To be eligible for service, you must be at least 18 years of age and a US citizen. There may be a place for you if you have:
In addition to helping others, Peace Corps service also comes with tangible benefits for volunteers such as:
Volunteer placements are based on where participants' skills and experience are needed.
Stop by the University of Minnesota Peace Corps Office during office hours:
Mondays 11:30 am—1:30 pm
Learning Abroad Center
230 Heler Hall (map)
Wednesdays 1:00 pm—3:00 pm
Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
140 Appleby Hall (map)