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Associate Professor of Modern Languages (Spanish), and Director, Eleanor Stellyes Center for Global Studies
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Knox is the first college or university in the country to have an official Peace Corps Preparatory Program. Its curriculum is designed to prepare you for the Peace Corps or other international service programs.
The Peace Corps Preparatory Program includes:
The Peace Corps Program serves to advance the goals of the Peace Corps under its charter: 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.
More than 180 Knox alumni have served in the Peace Corps, and currently Knox has 15 alumni in the field. The high percentage of Knox alumni serving in the Peace Corps was among the criteria used by Washington Monthly when it recognized Knox as one of the nation's top 25 liberal arts colleges. Most recently, the Peace Corps ranked Knox #10 on their list of the nation's top volunteer-producing colleges.
Follow the experiences of current Peace Corps volunteers with blogs:
View a map of where all Knox Peace Corps members are currently serving (view in a larger map):
Every year, Knox sponsors a conference on public service called "Work That Matters: Engaging the World After Knox." The event includes panel discussions with alumni and students serving in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and KnoxCorps. This event honors these volunteers and alumni, as well as connects students, faculty, staff, and community members with the insights they have from peacebuilding service all over the world. Read more about the 2014 event.