Peace Corps

GAINESVILLE, FL 12/04/2014 - The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is pleased to announce Bobbi Stienmetz as the new University of Florida (UF) Peace Corps campus-based recruiter.  Mrs. Stienmetz is a counselor by training and worked extensively with youth in Costa Rica where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2006-2008. She joins the UFIC team in an effort to continue advancing the global competency of UF campus. Her priority is to promote and strengthen Peace Corps recruitment at UF through outreach to students, faculty and staff.

The return of a campus-based Peace Corps Recruitment Office to the University of Florida was announced in September when UF was awarded a contract to fund this office, which renews UF’s deep connections with the Peace Corps. Since the 1960s, UF has played an important role in contributing outstanding individuals to Peace Corps. More than 1,200 UF alumni have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. “With a total of 85 UF graduates currently serving in various parts of the world, we expect to continue our strong performance and concerted effort to contribute volunteers in specialized skill areas such as Agriculture, Environment, Education, and French and Spanish language skills,” said Dr. Leonardo Villalón, Dean of the UF International Center.

Stienmetz will also provide support to the UF Master’s International (MI) Program in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and utilize the returned Peace Corps volunteers network to inform both the academic community and the general public about Peace Corps volunteer service opportunities and benefits. “My goal is to visit every nook and cranny of the campus by presenting to classes, participating in campus events, meeting with student organizations, and mentoring those who may be already excited about Peace Corps service,” said Stienmetz. UF Faculty is encouraged to contact Stienmetz and set up classroom visits now for the spring semester.


Contact Info:

Bobbi Stienmetz
University of Florida Campus Peace Corps Recruiter

(352) 294-2267
UF International Center
1765 Stadium Road, Suite 170 – HUB
Office hours: Tuesdays 10am-12pm & by appointment

For more info:
FB: Peace Corps at the University of Florida
Twitter: @UFPeaceCorps