Indiana University Bloomington among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Since then, 1,666 alumni from CSU have traveled overseas to serve as volunteers, and the university has been ranked in the top 10 among large schools each of the last three years.

In 2016, the state of MI also ranked No. 10 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers with 239 volunteers now serving worldwide. In addition, URI has launched the undergraduate certificate program known as Peace Corps Prep, which allows undergraduate students to combine targeted coursework with hands-on experience.

Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, more than 225,000 Americans have volunteered to provide technical assistance to the needy in 141 countries across the world.

Since 1961, the UW has sent a total of 2,981 volunteers to serve in the Peace Corps, making it third in the nation for the overall number of volunteers who have joined.

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of each school's student body. Now there are 29 UVM alumni serving overseas.

"The growth UW-Madison alumni gain through experiences with the Peace Corps can not be understated", said Guido Podesta, UW-Madison vice provost and dean of the university's International Division.

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American University, which has 54 current volunteers, took the top spot on the list of medium colleges and universities.

Uwase now serves as an environment volunteer in the Philippines and focuses on human rights campaigns.

"I have often considered Bowdoin's guiding obligation of promoting the common good a concept that both inspired my initial interest to join the Peace Corps and steered my thought process throughout my time as a volunteer", Lipkowitz said.

This is UCD's 16th consecutive year in the top 25. Applicants can learn more about service opportunities by assignment area, country and departure date by visiting the Peace Corps website and connecting with a recruiter.

U-M was also No. 4 on the Peace Corps' list of the top-producing graduate schools.

Peace Corps volunteers now are serving in 76 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. Volunteers serve for 27 months with skills in agriculture, environment, business, health, development, education, and information technology. Through their Peace Corps experience, Volunteers gain a unique cultural understanding and a life-long commitment to service that positions them to succeed in today's global economy.

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