Peace Corps

A Message from the Coordinator

"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.


+Service: Explore National and International Service Programs 

Join with representatives of Peace Corps, Americorps, Urban Teachers, City Year and Teach for America to learn how each program works for positive impact, and compare similarities and differences in their service programs.  The panel discussion will be on WednesdayFebruary 24th, from 5-6:00 pm.

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+Service: Explore National and International Service Programs  

Information Session: The Peace Corps Experience and Job Opportunities

Learn about international public service through the Peace Corps in positions promoting Education, Agriculture, Health, Environment, Economic and Youth Development, including its impacts and benefits, as well as how to become a competitive applicant.

Wednesday, March 3rd, from 5:00-6:00 p.m. 

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For more information contact Laura Joseph, OSU Peace Corps Recruiter, at  

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 February 10th, 2021. Featured are Matt Hamilton (Paraguay, 2005-2007), Susan Burks (Guatemala 1991-1993), Scott Demyan (Armenia 2006-2008), and Darren Drewry (Mauritania 1996-1998).  

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

There are 62 Buckeyes currently 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