International Studies & Programs

MSU Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.


peace_corps.jpgAbout Peace Corps

For more than five decades, Peace Corps Volunteers in 140 countries have demonstrated ingenuity, creativity, and grit to solve critical challenges alongside community leaders. 

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing global challenges. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level in partnership with local communities, creating sustainable change that lives on long after their service has ended.

The Peace Corps Mission

The Peace Corps’ mission is promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  • To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women,
  • To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and
  • To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service has ended. When volunteers return home, they bring knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.

Join the Peace Corps

The MSU Peace Corps Office can help you decide if Peace Corps is right for you. They can also answer any questions you have, find openings, and help you with the application process. Contact the MSU Peace Corps Office or attend one the information sessions on campus.

MSU Alumni Serving in the Peace Corps

Since 1961, approximately 2,360 alumni have served in the Peace Corps, and about 33 alumni are currently in service.

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MSU Peace Corps Alumni Service Sites

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