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, Rutgers Global entered into an agreement with the Peace Corps to establish a Peace Corps Recruitment Office as a resource for the entire university. Our office is located at 30 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Feel free to stop by any time during our open office hours.

Did you know that applicants who work with a recruiter are 55% more likely to be accepted?

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Before you apply, contact:

Pablo Arenas Gallo, Rutgers Peace Corps Campus Recruiter:

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Rutgers Global, 30 College Ave., New Brunswick

Rutgers and the Peace Corps: since 1961.

Real World Experiences


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

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Former Rutgers Peace Corps recruiter Michael Lifschutz shares his experiences about the ups and downs of Peace Corps service—and the reality of working with potential applicants.  

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