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We had a great time celebrating at our send-off brunch with the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison! We wish you all the best as you begin your Peace Corps Journey.

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Madison ranks No. 1 among large schools on the Peace Corps 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing College and Universities list, according to a release.

Map of countries where UW-Madison alumni are currently serving.
UW-Madison alumni serve worldwide.

Originally published by Fox 47 on February 28 2017. Read the full article here.

Laura Linde has taken the Wisconsin Idea south of the border, and the children in a small village in Nicaragua couldn’t be happier.

Laura Linde and students signing the W
As an environment volunteer, Laura Linde (center) teaches science in elementary schools, facilitates gender-focused camps, and is involved in Peace Corps Nicaragua’s gender and development committee. Photo credit: Laura Linde.

Originally published by the Wisconsin State Journal on February 28th, 2017. Read the full article.

Peace Corps Announces 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Originally published by The Peace Corps on March 28 2017. Read the full article here.

Around the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers work with local counterparts to design and implement safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation projects.

Originally published by The Peace Corps on March 22, 2017. Read the full article.

The Wisconsin Idea is a concept most students hear about during their time at the University of Wisconsin. But many students rarely hear about other students who fully embrace the idea. UW ranked No. 1 on the Peace Corps 2017 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities, according to a news release, and UW alumnae Laura Linde is one of those volunteers.

Linde works with a fellow teacher on plans for a mural made out of recycled bottle caps.
Linde works with a fellow teacher on plans for a mural made out of recycled bottle caps. Photo credit: Laura Linde

Originally published by The Badger Herald on February 28th 2017. To read the full article click here.