UW-Madison has been the top Peace Corps Volunteer producing university for the past four years, and is number two all time (since 1961).
Until the global evacuation due to the pandemic of volunteers in March 2020, 79 Badgers were serving and almost 3,400 have served total.
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Hear stories from Peace Corps volunteers who were evacuated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are themed Unfinished Business.
Check out blogs and stories from Badger Peace Corps volunteers, collected over recent years.
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The stories below are from Badger Peace Corps volunteers who were evacuated during their service as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the theme of “Unfinished Business,” they share stories about their service and what they left behind.
Isabelle Mengesha: Panama
by Isabelle Mengesha RPCV Panama 2018-2020 My name is Isabelle Mengesha, and I was serving in the Peace Corps as a Business Advising Agricultural Volunteer in the Sustainable Agriculture Systems program. I lived in a …May 2, 2020
Maddie Campbell: Tanzania
by Maddie Campbell RPCV Tanzania 2018-2020 My name is Maddie Campbell, and I served in the Peace Corps as a Secondary School Science Teacher in Tanzania. When I was evacuated, I left behind a project …May 12, 2020
Abram Krause: Ukraine
Abram Krause RPCV Ukraine 2018-2020 Hi, I’m Abram. I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine before evacuation. I taught English as a foreign language and was working on a USAID grant to establish a service …May 2, 2020
Badger Peace Corps Blogs and Stories
Below are blogs and stories either written about, or written by, Badger Peace Corps Volunteers that are serving or have served abroad.
Wisconsin State Journal topical news article written by Bill Novak, detailing UW-Madison's consistent success in producing volunteers to Peace Corps!
Blog by Badger Peace Corps Volunteer Hanna Peterson who volunteered in Mongolia as a teacher.
Blog by Badger Peace Corps Volunteer Jackie Bannon who served in Youth Development in Morocco, 2017-2019
Poetry and prose blog by Badger Peace Corps Volunteer, Scott Groux, who served in Education in Namibia, 2018-2020.
Blog by Badger Peace Corps Volunteer Lucia who working on Millennial Development Goals in Education in the Dominican Republic, 2017-2019.
Blog by Badger Peace Corps Caisey Griffith, who served in Community Health in Zambia, 2019-2020.
The Peace Corps Director's take on our university's success.
Blog by Badger Peace Corps Mary Chandler who served in Georgia, 2016-2018.
Blog by Badger Peace Corps Kendra Brupee and her husband, Scott, who served as teachers in Georgia, 2017-2019.
In this podcast, Badger alum Emily Wink reflects on the value of her UW Global Health certificate in her role as a Youth Development Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica.