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Peace Corps Opportunities

Peace Corps offers an unparalleled opportunity to put your education, skills, and experience to work in one of over 70 different countries. Volunteers are urgently needed for assignments overseas in education, business, health, computer science, agriculture, and the environment.

Peace Corps service is 27-months, during which time all living expenses are covered. This includes: round-trip transportation, medical and dental care, a monthly stipend in the local currency, 48 vacation days, and a $6,075 readjustment allowance upon completion of service. Other benefits include student loan deferment, graduate school opportunities, and one year of non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs.

Contact: Diana Gomez

Office: Career Services Center

Phone:  858-534-1336
Email:   d1gomez@ucsd.edu

Find more info on the web 

Peace Corps Website

UC San Diego International Center Website

Did you know?

678 UC San Diego alumni have served as Peace Corps volunteers since the founding of both UC San Diego and the Peace Corps in 1961.


More Californians have served in the Peace Corps than any other state.

UC San Diego Alumni Making a Difference

UC San Diego ranks 14th among large universities for students serving as Peace Corps volunteers.
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"During our milestone 50th Anniversary year, it's an honor to have the University's legacy of community service recognized by the Peace Corps."

- Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor