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Thank you for your interest in the Peace Corps. Our Peace Corps campus representative (Amber Gladney, Returned Volunteer, Mali ’08-’11) holds office hours in the University of Montana’s Career Services Office, Lommasson Center, Room 154. You can meet with her during walk-in hours or by appointment:

 

Walk-In Hours:

When: Thursdays and Fridays 3-5pm (Dec. 9-Jan. 24, excluding Dec. 26-27)

Where: Lommasson Center 154
Contact Information: peacecorps@umontana.edu OR 406.243.2839

For appointments outside these hours please call: 406.243.2022


Alternatively, our regional office is also here to help. If you have any questions about opportunities with the Peace Corps, e-mail seattle@peacecorps.gov or call 800.424.8580 and ask to speak to a regional recruiter. Every regional recruiter in our office also served as a Peace Corps volunteer and has firsthand knowledge of the application, screening and selection process.

UM graduates have a long tradition of serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Since the Peace Corps was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, over 700 UM graduates have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. In 2008, UM was ranked 10th in the nation when compared with other medium-sized colleges and universities (more than 5,000 and less than 15,000 undergraduates). As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you can put your skills, education and training to practical use and make a difference in areas such as:

  • Environmental planning or education
  • TESL, secondary education, vocational education or teacher training
  • Business advising, cooperative development or information technology
  • Community development, youth programs, or social services
  • Health or AIDS/HIV education
  • Sustainable agriculture or forestry
Peace Corps Volunteers earn a monthly living allowance enabling them to live a comfortable, modest lifestyle in host communities. Medical and dental care is provided, as is transportation to and from the country of service. At the completion of a two-year term of service, Volunteers receive transition funds to help them readjust to life back home. In some cases, student loans are deferred or partially forgiven.

You will gain valuable experience that is highly sought by employers. In the global marketplace, the international experience, cross-cultural knowledge, and leadership skills that you obtain in the Peace Corps will serve as a foundation for a successful career.


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Amber Gladney
UM Peace Corps Campus Representative
Returned Volunteer, Mali

Office of Career Services
Lommasson Center 154
phone: 406-243-2839
e-mail: peacecorps@umontana.edu Peace Corps