International Service Years

Building Bridges Coalition and Service Year Alliance have partnered to increase opportunities for young Americans to do a service year abroad. 

Together, Service Year Alliance and Building Bridges Coalition have committed to grow the number of international service year opportunities available to young Americans, and in doing so, contribute to the development of the young people who serve, impact pressing unmet societal needs around the world, and improve the civic health of our society. 

We are excited to build upon this partnership in the coming months, but in the meantime we're proud to highlight the Peace Corps as a featured international service year program.

Partnership with Building Bridges Coalition

On Tuesday, June 14, at Building Bridges Coalition’s 10th Anniversary Forum at the Brookings Institute, Service Year Alliance and Building Bridges Coalition officially announced their partnership aimed at increasing opportunities for young Americans to do a service year abroad. 

The Building Bridges Coalition serves as the key partner organization representing the umbrella of international service year programs for Service Year Alliance and Service Year Alliance serves as the key partner organization representing the service year movement within the Building Bridges Coalition. 

For more information visit Building Bridges Coalition or contact Steve Rosenthal

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is the flagship international service year program. Its aims to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained Volunteers, promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served, and promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Peace Corps Volunteers spend two years in countries in Central America, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, the Middle East, South America, and the Caribbean, taking part in community initiatives that tackle issues of health, agriculture, education, youth development, community economic development, and the environment.

We are excited to build upon our efforts to host international service year opportunities on the Service Year Exchange. In the meantime, please visit the Peace Corps to learn more and to apply for international service year opportunities.