Peace Corps smashes application record again, but what does it mean for volunteers?

Extensive reforms of the Peace Corps application have made the two-year service opportunity more attractive — overwhelmingly so. The agency celebrates a 40-year application high while lamenting a flatlined budget and the inability to meet the increased demand for placements.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.