AUSTIN, Texas--The University of Texas at Austin is the No. 1 volunteer-producing university in Texas and No. 11 among large schools nationwide on Peace Corps' list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 53 alumni… Read more
Being a Peace Corps Volunteer means living away from family and friends, and being unable to physically witness significant events back home, which was difficult for Peace Corps Volunteer Jeremy Nicot. But his community in Senegal welcomed him as… Read more
For psychology alumna Stephanie Estrera, her time as a Peace Corps volunteer has been a way to connect with her own culture. Estrera grew up in Dallas, but her parents were born in South Korea and the Philippines. After briefly researching about the… Read more
Since September of 2017, Clarissa Salazar has been serving in Cameroon, serving as a community health volunteer. Her project involves improving maternal and child health and educating the community on a variety of health topics, such as HIV/AIDS,… Read more
Since August 2018, Molly Huser has been serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a village in Moldova. As a community economic development volunteer, she helps directors at the public library and a local organization learn professional skills such as… Read more
Miguel Robles found out about Peace Corps at Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia. After getting in touch with past volunteers, he knew this was what he wanted to do.
Robles started his service as an English teacher in Indonesia… Read more
More than five decades ago, President John F. Kennedy created Peace Corps to help Americans become changemakers around the world. This week, from Feb. 24 to March 2, we celebrate Peace Corps Week and recognize Longhorns currently serving in a… Read more
The University of Texas at Austin is now a partner school of the Peace Corps Prep, a certificate program that prepares students for international fieldwork and to be potential Peace Corps volunteers.
Since the creation of Peace Corps in 1961, more… Read more
Personal growth is often cited as the most significant outcome of serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, but you don’t have to do it alone. Married couples and unmarried couples in committed domestic partnerships can serve together. UT alumni Brian and… Read more
This week, we celebrate the Longhorn spirit of service during Peace Corps Week, which commemorates President Kennedy's establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, marked this year February 25 - March 3, the Peace… Read more
Making the choice to invest yourself in service a Peace Corps Volunteer can be daunting, but the return on that investment is substantial. For Austin Wilson, becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer has granted him more than just the opportunity to obtain… Read more
For Nakita Naik, everything about being in Peace Corps is new. "I still feel like a newbie...every day brings about something new whether that be a new fruit, a new word in Spanish, a new person to meet," she explained when we reached out to her to… Read more
In addition to gaining a heightened sense of self and ability to live outside her comfort zone, Jacy Jones has learned the value of just sitting and being present during her Peace Corps service.
As Americans, we tend to want to fill any silence… Read more
AUSTIN, Texas – Today, the Peace Corps announced that The University of Texas at Austin ranked No. 8 among large schools on the agency’s 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 61 Longhorns currently volunteering… Read more
UT Ranks Among Top Colleges for Producing Peace Corps Volunteers
When asked to share a memorable moment from her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, UT graduate student Noelle London laughs.
“Well, my most memorable moment was falling… Read more