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

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

UI Peace CorpsContact 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. Upcoming events are listed to the right on this page. 
  • Meet with the UI Peace Corps Representative during her walk-in hours or by appointment.
UI alum Farfum Ladroma having some after-school fun in Tonga, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2009-2011

UI alum Farfum Ladroma having some after-school fun in Tonga,
where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2009-2011.


Upcoming Events

Check back in August for the fall semester events.

Over the summer, 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

The UI Peace Corps Office is closed for the summer. If you would like to speak with a recruiter, please contact Bryce Rinkenberger at 312-353-7744 or

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.