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Peace Corps

Our goal is to keep you informed on Peace Corps recruitment events taking place at Appalachian State University and the surrounding communities. A Peace Corps recruiter usually visits several times a year. While in the area, the recruiter holds general information sessions, attends an App State sponsored career fair and conducts interviews. Watch this recording for an introduction to what the Peace Corps is all about.

Peace Corps Prep Program

If you are interested in serving in the Peace Corps, we recommend starting with the Peace Corps Prep Program. This program will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. Through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development, you’ll build competencies in training and experience in a work sector, foreign language skills, intercultural competence, and professional leadership development. Watch this recording for a high level overview of the program. To proceed with this program, complete the application and then set up a meeting with Laura Pell on Handshake before submitting your application.

Peace Corps students

Join the Peace Corps

Are you ready to make a difference in the world? If you are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting, apply today to serve in the Peace Corps. Your application is the first step toward the experience of a lifetime.

Volunteers from App State

Click on the push-pins to read the stories of Peace Corps volunteers from App State.

Have questions?

Are you interested in the Peace Corps or other service year options but don’t know where to start? Login to Handshake to make an appointment with the Peace Corps Prep Coordinator, Melissa Auten, about the Peace Corps Prep Program, applying to the Peace Corps, or exploring service year options.

For general questions regarding Peace Corps service, contact Melissa Auten in the Career Development Center. If you wish to contact the Peace Corps directly, you can visit their website or contact their Mid-Atlantic Recruitment Office at 1-800-424-8580.