April 21, 2021 4-5 PM CST
Water, Culture and Development - Earth Day Special
Meet Ursula Pike, who served in Peace Corps Bolivia 1994-1996. Her new book "An Indian Among los indígenas: A Native Travel Memoir" reflects on the importance of water in our lives, and the balance between respect for cultural norms and the need for economic development
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May 1, 2021 features Ghana!
The first Saturday of each month, Dr. Øverby will be honoring 60 Years of Peace Corps with the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison, the UW-Madison International Division and the UW-Madison Peace Corps office by playing a selection or two of music from the RPCV International Calendar country of the month!
The radio show runs from 5-9 p.m. CT on WERN, 88.7 on your FM dial. If you're outside listening range, you can stream it online by clicking the event title above!
60 years of tradition and service
We want to share your experience with the Peace Corps! Click the link above and fill out the form to tell us how your experiences shaped your life, and please feel free to include a couple photos as well. You can check out the Badger Peace Corps stories we've already received below!
For more than six decades, Peace Corps Volunteers in more than 140 countries have demonstrated ingenuity, creativity, and grit to solve critical challenges alongside community leaders.
Badger Peace Corps Stories
Check Out Our Recent 60th Anniversary Events!
A Towering Task is a landmark documentary about Peace Corps’ past, present, and future. It asks: What is the role of the Peace Corps in the 21st century?
Learn about how you can watch the film if you missed the event in February, click the event title above!
Pathways To Public Service
On March 19th, 2021 we held an event called "Pathways to Public Service: Education for the Future."
A panel of UW staff and alum who have served look at opportunities in the UW International Internship program as preparation for service, and Peace Corps and AmeriCorps as post-graduate opportunities.
In Peace Corps, the Education sector always needs the most volunteers – 40%. What is a teacher’s service life like? Is it all “stand and deliver”? What are the ways to prepare?
Watch a recording of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dWQTpaKyas
Former Peace Corps Directors reflect on their experiences leading the organization.
This event was on March 1, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST
You can watch the recording of the conversation by clicking the event name above!
On April 8th, 2021, we, along with the Writing Center, hosted "Peace Corps Application/Reapplication Workshop: Writing the Résumé and Motivation Statement."
Co-led by a Writing Center instructor and Peace Corps recruiter, this workshop walked attendees through the Peace Corps application process, briefly discussing the expectations of a federal résumé, and helping attendees draw on their experiences to write effective Peace Corps motivation statements.
The RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison 40th annual Freeze for Food is a winter tradition. It went virtual this year March 6 and 7. In this Runners Choice Virtual Event, participants ran or walked to raise funds for food security for Open Doors for Refugees.
For more information on this annual event and to check out race results, click the event title above.