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Supporting the Peace Corps

JMU among top schools supplying volunteers


by Mary Evans

 
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SUMMARY: Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining, hands-on leadership experience that offers volunteers the opportunity to travel to a community overseas and make a lasting difference in the lives of others.


With 41 alumni serving around the globe, James Madison University ranks No. 17 among large schools on the Peace Corps’ 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities.

Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, 506 alumni from JMU have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers.

'The strong community and giving characteristic of JMU influenced my choice to serve in the Peace Corps. It also prepared me to think about the community I'm a part of first and then about my role in it.'

— Palina Gurung, 2014 alumna

Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining, hands-on leadership experience that offers volunteers the opportunity to travel to a community overseas and make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

“The strong community and giving characteristic of JMU influenced my choice to serve in the Peace Corps,” said volunteer Palina Gurung, a 2014 JMU graduate who is training English teachers in Mongolia. “It also prepared me to think about the community I'm a part of first and then about my role in it.”

Applicants can learn more about service opportunities by assignment area, country and departure date by visiting the Peace Corps website and connecting with a recruiter

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017

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