Peace Corps

Degree Level: Undergrad, or Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: Multi-year

Deadlines: Please check website below for the specific date.

Description: 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.

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.

Visit the Peace Corps site.

Award Details

Amount: Vacation time, pay and living expenses, deferment of student loans, and transportation to and from the country of service.