Peace Corps recruiter to present information session photo

A recruiter from the Peace Corps will hold an information session Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in Zurn 114.

In addition to the informational session, the Peace Corps recruiter will also meet with educators. This session on education will be held Monday, Feb. 1, from 5-6 p.m. in Zurn 314.

The Peace Corps is a program for people with diverse backgrounds and a commitment to service. It incorporates skill sets such as biology, information technology, teaching, business and more into a mission of service and leadership while benefiting individuals through international work experience.

Peace Corps volunteers have served in 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and the Middle East. These volunteers engage in local communities to make beneficial developments.

The application process for the Peace Corps can take 8-12 months to complete. Junior Lindsey Smith, president of the club Project Abolition, said, “I know that they have a long and very selective process and to learn more about it would be beneficial.”

Most who join the Peace Corps wish to make a real difference in the lives of others, but being a member of the Peace Corps can enhance a volunteer’s education through first-hand experience.

Sophomore Christy Moore said she believes that the Peace Corps may be able to offer her invaluable experience in the field of peace psychology.

“I want to learn more about how the Peace Corps could practically benefit my education through incorporating other’s world-views within the concept of peace psychology,” Moore said.

The Peace Corps offers a way in which individuals can practice the mission of service through outreach and community development. Sophomore Laura Quinn, who has relatives in the Peace Corps, said, “It is a real commitment to the people you are helping.”

If you are interested in learning about the Peace Corp, visit their Web site at and be sure to attend the two informational sessions.