Peace Corps

A Message from the Coordinator

Information/Application Sessions: September 6th and 7th

Learn about the experiences of Peace Corps volunteers serving internationally in programs promoting agriculture and environment, as well as education, health, economic development, and youth. Explore the professional benefits of Peace Corps, as well as skills and experiences of successful applicants. For seniors considering service after graduation, this is a good opportunity to explore positions with October 1st and January 1st application deadlines.  Join an in-person session on September 6th from 5 - 6 p.m. in Enarson Hall Room 100, or register here for virtual session on September 7th from 5-6 p.m.  Contact Laura Joseph, campus recruiter, for more information or to set up a meeting at   


60th Anniversary Events Inspire Reflection on Ohio State's Peace Corps Legacy and Future

Reflections on the Peace Corps' programs and policies over the last 60 years, as well as commemoration of Ohio State's contributions to the Peace Corps legacy, were the focus of events in early April.  On April 5th, WOSU's All Sides with Ann Fisher hosted a conversation about global citizenship and other concepts emblematic of the Peace Corps experience that are a part of OSU's internationalization strategies.  Ann spoke with Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, and Tim Hornsby, a Program Manager at OIA who served in the Peace Corps in Moldova.  On April 6th, an audience viewed the independant documentary A Towering Task: the Story of the Peace Corps, followed by a discussion with Director Alana DeJoseph, Gil Latz, and Professor Ann O'Connell from the College of Education and Human Ecology.  April 7th brought together returned Peace Corps volunteers from all generations, including many from Peace Corps' first cohorts in India and Colombia, to share their experiences and reflections on past impacts and future directions for the program.  Read more about the events here.   

"The toughest job you'll ever love":  Peace Corps basics and opportunities

Learn about Peace Corps through the experiences of volunteers with connections to Ohio State in this short video.




Peace Corps Environment Programs: CFAES Faculty share their Volunteer Experiences  

Hear about the Peace Corps experiences of four CFAES faculty in this webinar held on January 20th, 2022. Featured are Matt Hamilton (Paraguay, 2005-2007), Susan Burks (Guatemala 1991-1993), Scott Demyan (Armenia 2006-2008), and Darren Drewry (Mauritania 1996-1998). Panelists reflect on working and living in their communities, and the impacts on those communities as well as on their own lives.        Watch Here

Ohio State University ranks among top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020 

In 2020 there were 62 Buckeyes volunteering in countries around the world.The university held strong at its No. 6 spot from last year’s ranking on the annual list. Consistently ranked in the top 10 for the last eight years, Buckeyes have shown their commitment to helping people in interested countries meet their need for trained men and women. The university is among three Ohio schools on the list this year.  “Everything I have done during the last two and a half years as a volunteer in central Peru has been possible because of the amazing education and opportunities that I received at Ohio State,” said Shelby Crosier, a health education volunteer. Read more