University Programs

The Peace Corps offers unique opportunities for students at all levels to get involved in serving while pursuing their education goals.

Graduate school

Paul D. Coverdell Fellows

Financial assistance is available to returned Peace Corps Volunteers at more than 90 partner schools in a wide range of disciplines through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program. All fellows complete internships in underserved American communities, allowing them to bring home, and expand upon, the skills they learned as Volunteers.

View complete list of Coverdell Fellows partner programs


Developed to complement both your current undergraduate studies and your pursuit of Peace Corps Volunteer service should you decide to serve with us in the future.

Peace Corps Prep

Peace Corps Prep is an academic-partnered certificate program that assists in building the skills you need to have a positive impact as a Volunteer. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps and invaluable insight when applying for Peace Corps service.

Campus Ambassadors

Peace Corps campus ambassadors are student advocates who serve as peer-to-peer outreach experts on undergraduate campuses across the country. Working closely with Peace Corps recruiters, ambassadors use their campus connections and social media to share about the life-changing opportunity that Peace Corps offers.

Enter the 2016-17 Campus Ambassador Photo Contest

Past programs

Master's International

For nearly 30 years, the Master’s International program offered graduate students the opportunity to pair their studies with Peace Corps service abroad. In 2016, Peace Corps retired the historic program. 

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