Peace Corps at UW-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is proud of our long-standing and significant role in promoting Peace Corps on our campus. We are #1 in Peace Corps Volunteers for 2020 for the 4th year in a row, and always in the top tier. Since 1961, nearly 3,300 University of Wisconsin-Madison graduates have put their education and experience to work around the world in the areas of education, health, environment, community and economic development, agriculture, and youth in development. Until the global pandemic evacuation of volunteers on March 15, 2020, there were 79 volunteers serving in 40 countries.
The state of Wisconsin has also made a notable contribution to the Peace Corps organization. In 2017, the city of Madison ranked No. 8 among metropolitan areas with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers. Over 6,400 Wisconsinites have served in the Peace Corps since its creation in 1961.