University Programs

Can I serve abroad as a Peace Corps fellow?

All Peace Corps Coverdell fellows are required to complete an internship in an underserved American community within the U.S. Because of the U.S. government's relationship with some other countries, an internship abroad may satisfy the requirement. Go to the Office of Insular Affairs at the Department of the Interior for a list of included jurisdictions. 

Will serving as a campus ambassador help me get into the Peace Corps?

Serving as a campus ambassador will not directly increase your chances of being selected for Peace Corps service. It can, however, indirectly support your application for future service. As a campus ambassador, you will work closely with a Peace Corps recruiter who can review your résumé and advise you before you submit an application. And, having Peace Corps campus ambassador on your résumé can help you stand out in a competitive applicant pool.

Will the Coverdell Fellows Program give me money to go to the university of my choice?

The Coverdell Fellows Program isn't a scholarship program. The program includes financial support for fellows, but the partner university decides the type and amount of assistance. Visit the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program to learn more.