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University of Maryland Listed Among Peace Corps’ Top 10 Volunteer-Producing Schools

March 25, 2019

 Jennifer Burroughs 301-405-4621

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland is ranked No. 10 among large schools on the Peace Corps' 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, climbing six spots from last year’s ranking. With 55 Terps currently volunteering worldwide, this is the ninth consecutive year that UMD has ranked among the top large schools.

Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, 1,280 alumni from UMD have traveled abroad to serve as volunteers.

“During my undergraduate and graduate studies at UMD, I was so fortunate to be a part of student organizations that give back to the local and global communities,” said UMD alumna, Christine Thinn who currently serves as a community health education volunteer in Cambodia. “Through travels with the UMD Alternative Breaks program, I had first hand experience volunteering abroad. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience because I was not only helping people, I was also doing the work I am passionate about. This encouraged me to look for long term volunteer programs such as the Peace Corps.”

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. View the complete 2019 rankings of the top 25 schools in each category here and find an interactive map that shows where alumni from each college are serving here.