Lewis & Clark makes Peace Corps’ top 10 list
February 05, 2013
For the third consecutive year, Lewis & Clark ranks in the top 10 on the Peace Corps Top Colleges list [PDF]—the only school in Portland to receive this honor.
In 2013, Lewis & Clark is eighth in the small school category. This is the ninth consecutive year the college has made the list.
Currently, Lewis & Clark has 16 undergraduate alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers. Since the organization’s founding in 1961, 379 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 more than 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 occur throughout the year, and students have consistently earned highly competitive 100 Projects for Peace grants to carry out projects around the world.