AmeriCorp vs Peace Corps

You know you want to help, but you’re not sure how. Maybe you’ve volunteered at a local food pantry and want to do more, or you’ve built houses abroad and want to make it a career. Both AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps give thousands of Americans the chance to give back in a more formal capacity. In addition to serving as vehicles for making a difference, they offer perks such as tuition for school, loan forgiveness, and free health care. Sound good? Before you dive in, it’s important to look at each experience in detail, including the challenges you may face and the benefits you’ll receive both during and after.

Quiz: Which Corps is for You?

Choosing between AmeriCorps and Peace Corps can be tricky, and personal. For most people, deciding between the two comes down to their own unique goals, beliefs, and desired experiences. But there are other factors as well, such as where a person wants to go with their education or what they want to pursue as a career. Some of these factors will be more tangible and less intrinsic. Which makes the most sense for you?

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This webpage will also show you a side-by-side comparison of AmeriCorp vs Peace Corps.

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung