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.
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 is promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
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.
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.
Since 1961, approximately 2,360 alumni have served in the Peace Corps, and about 33 alumni are currently in service.