University of Iowa

Peace Corps at the University of Iowa

Since 1961, more than 700 UI alums and 2388 Iowans have served as Peace Corps Volunteers using their skills around the world to serve others in peace and friendship.

Take a look at where UI alumni are currently serving abroad through Peace Corps:

UI Peace Corps Representative

John Soener provides Peace Corps information and application assistance to students and community members during the academic year. John hosts Peace Corps information sessions and applications workshops, attends career fairs, and shares his experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. You can also meet with John during his walk-in office hours and by appointment. In addition, he is available to speak to classes, clubs, and organizations about Peace Corps opportunities.

John's office hours for Spring 2019:

Tuesday: 9am-11am

Wednesday 10am-11am

If these hours don't work for you, contact John to schedule an appointment:

UI Peace Corps Contact Information:

International Programs
1111 University Capitol Centre
Iowa City, IA 52242

To learn about opportunities for you in the Peace Corps:

  • Visit
  • Attend a Peace Corps Information Session and other Peace Corps events.
    • Stay tuned for updates on Spring Semester Information Sessions.
  • Meet with the UI Peace Corps Representative during his walk-in hours or by appointment.

Upcoming Events

Spring semester Information Sessions:

  • January 28th, 1pm. UCC-IP-1117.
  • February 21st, 7pm. UCC-IP-1117.
  • March 13th, 6pm. UCC-IP-1117.

Tabling Events:

  • Student Involvement Fair. January 23rd, 6-8pm. IMU
  • Engineering Fair. February 7th, 12-4pm. IMU
  • Job Fair. February 20th, 11am-3pm. IMU

Also, check out Peace Corps' online events.

Peace Corps Spotlight


Samone has been serving in The Gambia, as a health volunteer, for the past 6 months. She is located in the North Bank Region of the country and primarily goes to the health center, schools, and to different family compounds to do her work. Read more about Samone.


UI Peace Corps Walk-In Hours

Tuesday 9am-11am

Wednesday 10am-11am

RPCVSClick here to learn how you can become involved with the local RPCV community and recruiting events at UI

Not located in the Iowa City area? Click here to find your Peace Corps Recruiter.