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US Peace Corps Program

The Peace Corps is a voluntary organization of the United States government founded by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Since then, more than 210,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers, including two professors in the School of Planning. For many, it has served as the introduction to a rewarding international development career. The mission of the Peace Corps is: to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; to help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

The School of Planning offers two Peace Corps programs, the Master's International Program and the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program. Frequently asked questions about the programs can be accessed here.

School of Planning MI Program and Coverdell Fellows Coordinator

Johanna W. Looye
Associate Professor
6210 DAAP
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
P 513 556 4943
F 513 556 1274

Contact Information

Peace Corps Contact

Chicago Regional Office
55 West Monroe Street, Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60603
P 312-353-4990 ext. 7716 or 1-800-242-8580
F 312-353-4192

Peace Corps, Coverdell Fellows Office

Peace Corps Headquarters
1111 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20526
800-424-8580 ext. 1440