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First Group of Two-Year Peace Corps Volunteers to Begin Service in Myanmar

Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley joined U.S. Charge d’affaires Kristen Bauer and the Rector of East Yangon University, Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Khaung, in Yangon, Myanmar to swear in Myanmar’s first-ever two-year Peace Corps volunteers. Read More

The biennial ceremony recognizes an outstanding returned volunteer who served over the age of 50 and demonstrates commitment to the Peace Corps’ third goal: To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Read More

JFK University of Michigan Speech

In honor of President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday on May 29, the Peace Corps celebrates the legacy of the president who inspired generations of Americans to serve abroad. Read More

Peace Corps Top Colleges 2017

University of Wisconsin–Madison tops the list among large schools. Read More

The Peace Corps today released its 2016 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country. Read More