Peace Corps at Rutgers

The Peace Corps is a 27-month long service opportunity for motivated U.S. citizens over 18 to immerse themselves in a community abroad and work alongside local leaders to tackle pressing challenges.

Rutgers and the United States Peace Corps have shared a history since 1961 when Rutgers was selected to serve as the training site for the original cohort of Peace Corps Volunteers to the Republic of Colombia. In 2015, the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) entered into an agreement with the Peace Corps to establish a Peace Corps Recruitment Office as a resource for the Rutgers community. Jon Breen is Rutgers' oncampus Peace Corps recruiter.

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Rutgers and the Peace Corps: since 1961.

Real World Experiences

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Peace Corps gives volunteers a unique experience that translates to their careers once they return home.   

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Rutgers senior Shawn Riley shares her experiences in applying to the Peace Corps, talking to family about the decision, and preparing for her upcoming service in Cameroon in the third episode of our Rutgers Around the World podcast.

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