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 from Large Universities for 2017 and 2018, and always in the top tier. Since 1961, more than 3,200 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 85 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 6,300 Wisconsinites have served in the Peace Corps since its creation in 1961.