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. Currently there are 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.
Because of its long-established commitment to service and volunteerism, and continued interest in Peace Corps opportunities, UW-Madison employs a campus-based Peace Corps Recruiter who is responsible for providing advice and insight to those interested in the Peace Corps organization.
The Recruiter is your face-to-face resource to learn about opportunities with the Peace Corps, the application process, and what the life of a Peace Corps Volunteer entails. The Peace Corps Recruiter is housed within the UW-Madison International Division.