Lewis & Clark tops Peace Corps rankings
January 25, 2012
For the second consecutive year, Lewis & Clark ranks in the top five on the Peace Corps Top Colleges list—the only school in Portland to receive this honor.
In 2012, Lewis & Clark is fifth in the small school category. This is the eighth consecutive year the college has made the list.
Currently, Lewis & Clark has 22 undergraduate alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers. Since the organization’s founding in 1961, 363 Pioneers have served overseas. Peace Corps volunteers work in 77 countries in the areas of education, youth and community development, health and HIV/AIDS, business information and communication technology, agriculture, and environment.
For 50 years, Lewis & Clark students have immersed themselves in cultures around the world through our highly regarded overseas programs. Approximately 60 percent of students participate, conducting research, learning languages, and immersing themselves in local cultural and sociopolitical environments in places such as Vietnam, eastern Africa, China, and India.
In addition to global engagement, Lewis & Clark supports a strong commitment to public service at home and abroad. Local service projects are organized at the beginning and end of each school year, and students have consistently earned highly competitive 100 Projects for Peace grants to carry out projects around the world.