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.

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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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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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