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Peace Corps at UT

Peace Corps at UT Austin

UT Peace Corps Recruiter

Kristi Stillwell

Email: peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu     Phone: (512) 232-9436

Walk-In Office Hours: 1:00-3:00 PM most Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (when not at campus recruiting events)

Advisement Sessions also available by appointment.

Kristi provides on-campus recruiting & advising for current UT Austin students, staff, faculty, and UT alumnae who have graduated within the past year.  Kristi served as a health-sector Peace Corps Volunteer from 1999-2001 in Burkina Faso (Africa).  Please email Kristi or visit during walk-in hours if you are interested in or need more information about Peace Corps.

Also please visit PeaceCorps.gov for extensive information about all aspects of Peace Corps, including our NEW APPLICATION PROCESS that allows you to choose where you want to go and what you want to do!  View current openings for job positions at www.peacecorps.gov/openings.  Visit youtube.com/PeaceCorps to see how volunteers live and what kinds of projects they work on. 

Ready to apply using our new SHORTENED APPLICATION & DECREASED PROCESSING TIMES?  Visit www.peacecorps.gov/apply.  We have application deadlines 4x/year in January, April, July and October.

RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS - New to Austin? Wanting to get involved? Scroll down to see the RPCV section, thanks!


Upcoming Events

You can register for any event by going to www.peacecorps.gov/events, doing a search for TX/Austin events, and clicking the "register" button for the event you're interested in.

Please visit and "Like" the UT Peace Corps Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PeaceCorpsUT for other updates and information!

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

MAY EVENTS

Thur 5/7/15:  Peace Corps Info Table • 12:30-2:00 PM • West Mall by FAC (outside). Come speak to a Peace Corps representative for general information.

Mon 5/11/15: Russian Ethnic Dinner Night - hosted by the Heart of TX Peace Corps Assoc (the group for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in Austin) • 6:30 PM • Russian House, 307 E. 5th St, Austin 78701. Join Returned PCVs to talk about all things Peace Corps!  Menu & prices can be found at http://www.russianhouseaustin.com/, everyone pays for their own meal.  MUST RSVP no later than Sunday 5/10 to Laura at ldegrush@gmail.com to secure a place.

Tues 5/12/15:  UT PEACE CORPS APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 1:00-3:00 PM • GAR (Garrison Hall) Rm 0.120.  Refreshments provided!  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications!  Expert consultants from the UT University Writing Center will be co-conducting the workshop to help you with your résumé and essay.  BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & a completed printed résumé.  (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated.)

Thur 5/14/15:  Peace Corps Info Table • 11:30 AM -1:00 PM • Jester Concourse (JES), Space 1 (next to Wendy's). Come speak to a Peace Corps representative for general information.

Wed 5/20/15:  "Don't Panic, Do Peace Corps!" - UT Peace Corps General Information Session • 5:30 PM • Gearing Hall (GEA) 105.  Don't panic because you're about to graduate in a few days, Peace Corps is here for you!  Come decompress on this day after finals are over and learn about the Peace Corps application process, service life, and what it takes to qualify.  Free refreshments! 

Wed 5/27/15:  UT Austin Coffee Chat • 5:30 PM • Starbucks, 504 W. 24th St, 78705.  Join us for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting.  Look for the table with the Peace Corps sign on it.

Thur 5/28/15:  UT Austin: PIZZA WITH PEACE CORPS! • 5:30 PM •  Let us treat you to pizza or salad while we chat about the possibilities of Peace Corps!  MUST RSVP by Tues 5/26//15 to reserve a spot & find out location: email peacecorps@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-232-9436.  Group limited to 10 people. 

JUNE EVENTS

Wed 6/3/15:  UT Austin Coffee Chat • 5:30 PM • Starbucks, 504 W. 24th St, 78705.  Join the UT Peace Corps Recruiter for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting.  Look for the table with the Peace Corps sign on it.

Wed 6/17/15:  UT Austin Coffee Chat • 5:30 PM • Starbucks, 504 W. 24th St, 78705.  Join the UT Peace Corps Recruiter for coffee & conversation about your Peace Corps questions in a casual setting.  Look for the table with the Peace Corps sign on it.

Tues 6/23/15:  UT PEACE CORPS APPLICATION & RÉSUMÉ WORKSHOP • 5:30 PM • UT International Office, 2400 Nueces.  Refreshments provided!  Come work on, start or finish your Peace Corps applications just in time for the next July 1st application deadline!  UT and Austin Peace Corps Recruiters will be conducting the workshop to help you with your résumé and essay.  BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP & a completed printed résumé.  (Geared towards those that are graduating within the next few months or have already graduated, and are applying for either the July 1st or October 1st deadline.)


Master's International Program at UT

UT's LBJ School of Public Affairs has partnered with the Peace Corps to offer 2 graduate degree programs in conjunction with Peace Corps service: Master in Global Policy Studies and Master in Public Affairs. Visit here for more detailed information or contact the program office at 512-232-4013 or email: lbjadmit@uts.cc.utexas.edu.


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs)

Are you an RPCV that's new to Austin?  Wanting to get involved?  Great!  We have an active alum group here in Austin called HoTPCA, or Heart of Texas Peace Corps Association. 

You can find a lot of event and contact information, as well as information on how to join the association, on our HoTPCA website and Facebook page: 

Website: https://www.hotpca.org 

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/46520483764/ 

We also recommend you join our listserv for email communication regarding upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and calls for help at various activities (including UT Peace Corps recruiting events).  To subscribe just send an email to: HOTPCA-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  You can find/join the Yahoo HoTPCA group at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/HOTPCA/info.  HoTPCA has regular events such as Ethnic Dinners, Happy Hours, service projects, an annual potluck meeting in November, and more!

If you're a NEW RPCV, don't forget to join the National Peace Corps Association, the dues for your first year are FREE!  Lots of perks to belonging, go to http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/ for more info.  And also keep your contact info updated at the main Peace Corps RPCV site, https://www.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/staycon/updaterec/


Location and Mailing

Physical Location
The International Office
2400 Nueces Street, Ste. B., 1st floor
Austin, Texas 78705

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Regular Mailing Address
Peace Corps, The International Office
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78713-8901
P.O. Box A
 
Express Mail Address
Peace Corps, The International Office
2400 Nueces Street, Suite B
Austin, Texas 78705

Campus Mail
A7000