About Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.

The mission of Peace Corps is to promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:

  1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained Volunteers.
  2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
  3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

Learn more about the history of Peace Corps on peacecorps.gov.

Peace Corps and UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is recognized as the top Peace Corps Volunteer-producing university in the Southwest. Since 1961, more than 1,838 UT graduates have contributed their skills and knowledge in 135 developing nations. UT Austin is now the 8th top volunteer producing university in the country.

UT Austin's best and brightest have represented their alma mater well, lending their skills and knowledge to programs in agriculture, business, community development, education, environment, health and information technology.


Connect with the Recruiter

The UT Austin Peace Corps Recruiter provides on-campus recruiting and advising for current UT Austin students, staff, faculty and recent UT alumni. Please feel free to reach out by email to learn more about Peace Corps and how you can get involved.

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