Peace Corps

The Peace Corps was founded in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy with the mission to provide training and service to people of developing countries and to promote cross-cultural understanding. The Office of International Programs can advise UNLV students, faculty, and staff on the basics of Peace Corps service and connect them to our regional Peace Corps Recruiter.

In general, applicants must have a bachelor's degree to be eligible to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV). PCVs serve in a developing country for approximately two years and three months, are paid a living wage, and are provided with language training, health insurance, leave benefits, and round-trip airfare.

To set up an advising appointment, call 702-895-3896. Visit the Peace Corps website for more information.