Peace Corps

Peace Corps is an international service organization of the United States. Volunteers make a difference through meaningful service that tackles the most pressing needs of people around the world and develop cross cultural, leadership, language, teaching and community development skills. Global contributions can be made in areas including education, health, business development, information and communications, technology, youth and community development and agriculture. Corps members serve in more than 70 countries including Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. 


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must be able to commit 27 months of full-time service
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen


  • Monthly living allowance
    Graduate school funding assistance
  • Student loan deferment (no payment required during service)
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Vacation time for travel
  • Post-service employment support
  • Post-service federal employment incentives/priority
  • Post-service transition funds (more than $8,000)

Application Process

  • Applications accepted year-round.

Note: The average application process may take 9-12 months.

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