Centers and Institutes

Peace Corps

USF Peace Corps Representative

Peggy Defay is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and completed her two year service in Namibia. She is originally from Haiti where she was raised and finished her studies in Florida. She obtained her Bachelors in French from the University of Florida and is currently a graduate student in the global health department at the USF College of Public Health. While in the Peace Corps, Peggy was as a community health and HIV/AIDS prevention worker. Her designated responsibility was to work through a community clinic to coordinate health education activities and to strengthen community programs for mothers, children, at risk youth, and other community members. This position afforded her the opportunity to develop youth and community programs which targeted individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in every capacity. Through a collaborative effort with her counterparts, they established a project with the Pediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA) organization. Through PATA, a pediatric clinics Kid's Day was held three times a year for the children in the district. Her work had a lasting impact as this event is still being held by the clinic staff and volunteers.

Contact Information (during Fall and Spring terms)

Office Location: CGS 241
Mail point: CGS 101, Center for Global Solutions, Tampa Campus
Phone: (813) 974-9948
Fax: (813) 974-8271

Office Hours by appointment only:
Monday 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Mailing Address: Peace Corps, USF World 4202 East Fowler Avenue, CGS 101, Tampa, FL 33620

About the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps provides an unparalleled opportunity to learn about other people, develop language and career skills, and help improve the quality of life for people in developing countries. The goals of the Peace Corps are to promote peace and stability through education and training; foster understanding of other peoples among Americans; and enhance other peoples' understanding of Americans.

About 7,000 volunteers currently serve in more than 70 countries around the world, and to date about 170,000 Americans have volunteered since its establishment in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. Peace Corps is a government-funded non-profit organization with a headquarters in each respective partner country. Peace Corps must be invited into the country for this relationship to begin. Visit the Peace Corps website at

Masters International - Peace Corps Programs

At the University of South Florida, you don't have to choose between a rewarding international experience and a graduate degree in Global Health or Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Through any one of these Master's International programs offered in cooperation with the Peace Corps, you can earn your master's degree and gain course credit for Peace Corps service. Click on the links below to learn more...

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Regional Contacts

Speak with a recruiter and learn how you may qualify:
Call INFOLINE at 404 562-3452 -or- Attend a live information session to learn how to make your application stand out!

Peace Corps Southeast Regional Recruitment Office 60 Forsyth Street, Suite 3M40 | Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: 404.562.3456 | Fax: 404.562.3455