UW Tied for Second in Number of Peace Corps Volunteers

The University of Washington this year tied for second among large universities – schools with more than 15,000 undergraduates – in the number of Peace Corps volunteers, with 85 undergraduate alumni currently serving around the world.

The UW also tied for second in the number of graduate alumni volunteers, with 20.

Elsewhere in the state, Western Washington University in Bellingham ranked first for medium-sized schools with 65 undergraduate alumni volunteers. Gonzaga University in Spokane ranked first for small-sized schools with 22.

“Coming from UW, Peace Corps was never a ‘crazy idea’ because there are so many alumni who join Peace Corps, either right after graduation or later in life,” said UW alumna Molly McDonald, an English education volunteer in Moldova. “I felt that the culture at UW, especially in the Jackson School of International Studies, prepared and encouraged me to take what I had learned and use it to explore the world.”

UW Tied for Second in Number of Peace Corps Volunteers
http://www.washington.edu | By Doree Armstrong | February 11, 2014