University of Washington slips to second place in Peace Corps volunteers

While volunteers are allowed the opportunity to travel through the Peace Corps, they are also able to participate in technical training at the start of service, Guido Podestá, vice provost and dean of UW's International Division, said in the statement.

This year, the University of Wisconsin-Madison topped the list of volunteer producers nationally, with 87 alumni now in the Peace Corps, followed by the University of Washington with 73 and the University of Minnesota with 70.

UVM works closely with the Peace Corps and has an undergraduate program known as Peace Corps Prep.

SUNY Geneseo continues to be among the Peace Corps' top volunteer-producing colleges in the country.

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The university also offers students interested in the Peace Corps to complete 27 months of significant worldwide experience while completing a master's degree in social work or information.

"Peace Corps service is an unparalleled leadership opportunity that enables college and university alumni to use the creative-thinking skills they developed in school to make an impact in communities around the world", Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley said.

Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining, hands-on experience that offers volunteers the opportunity to travel to a community overseas and make a lasting difference in the lives of others. Now there are 29 UVM alumni serving overseas.

IU's active support of the Peace Corps is consistent with goals set out in the university's Bicentennial Strategic Plan, to increase IU's global engagement and continue its historical commitment to institution-building around the globe.

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Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, more than 225,000 Americans have volunteered to provide technical assistance to the needy in 141 countries across the world. The university tied for the No. 1 spot in 2016. "I think that all of those experiences helped me solidify my efforts in service and environmental education that I have and will carry with me throughout my life", Sanchez said.

A simple and personal Peace Corps application process can be completed online in about one hour.

Uwase now serves as an environment volunteer in the Philippines and focuses on human rights campaigns.

CSU is the only university in Colorado ranked among the top 10 in the Large Colleges and Universities category.

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GW did beat out other prominent D.C. -area schools Howard and Georgetown University in its third consecutive year in the top five rankings. She credits her alma mater with giving her the tools and skills to serve in the Peace Corps.


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