Peace Corps Prep & Purdue University

What is Peace Corps Prep?

Peace Corps Prep is an academic-partnered certificate program that assists in building the skills you need to have a positive impact as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps and invaluable insight when applying for Peace Corps Service. 

What Is The Peace Corps?

The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation. The Peace Corps is a catalyst for grassroots international development and cultural exchange, powered by Volunteers ready to use their energy, ingenuity, and skills to work to reduce inequality and create opportunities in communities around the world.

  • To learn more about the Peace Corps in general, visit their website
  • To explore the regions and countries Peace Corps Volunteer can go, visit their interactive map

Where Have Boilermakers Served in the Peace Corps Lately?

Check out our featured Boilermakers currently serving in the Peace Corps!

  • Megan Ricks '16 is serving in South Africa, 2016- 
  • Sierra Fisher '15 is serving in Rwanda, 2015-
  • McKenna Maier '15 served in Malawi, 2016-2018.
  • Ella Wynn '14 served in Tanzania, 2014-2016
  • Jennifer Domenech served in Paraguay, 2014-2016
  • Ian Davis '13 served in Peru, 2014-2016
  • Jules McGee '12 served in Mozambique, 2013-2014
  • Lindsey Robbins served in the Philippines, 2012-2014
  • Carissa McCay '11 served in Azerbaijan, 2011-2014
  • Jessica Moore '07 served in Panama, 2013-2015
  • Ben Hasse '02 served El Salvador
  • Heather Pasley served in Uganda, 2010-2013
  • Patrick Woodson served in Uganda
  • Benton Wisehart '98 served in Moldova
  • Jeff Schmitz '93 served in Benin, 1996-1998
  • Mark Kohlman '91 served in Benin, 1991-1993
  • Lisa Pantea '87 served in Seychelles, 1980-1983


Which Purdue Faculty and Staff Have Served in the Peace Corps?

Looking for an RPCV? Check out our featured faculty/staff RPCVs!

I am an RPCV. How Can I Be Involved?

If you are an RPCV and would like to be involved in Purdue's Peace Corps Prep Program to help mentor aspiring PCVs, please submit your information here

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