Penn State ranks among top Peace Corps-producing universities

From CDT staff reportsFebruary 10, 2014 

Penn State ranks No. 18 among universities whose alumni join the Peace Corps, the university said Monday.

Penn State has 42 who have graduated with undergraduate degrees serving across the globe in fields such as agriculture, education, health, and community and economic development. Penn State says its volunteers have been assigned to countries such as Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Jordan, Macedonia, Mozambique, Philippines and Ukraine.

Peace Corps volunteers live in the community where they’ve been assigned, and they work to promote understanding between Americans and the people where they are serving.

Last year, Penn State ranked No. 21 among large institutions. More than 1,000 Penn State alumni have served in the Peace Corps all-time.

Penn State students interested in learning more about Peace Corps service should contact campus recruiter Elizabeth Ewaskio at peacecorps@psu.edu or 865-4594.

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