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The Peace Corps Partners with Six New Colleges and Universities to Prepare Students for International Service

The Peace Corps Partners with Six New Colleges and Universities to Prepare Students for International Service

Peace Corps Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced new partnerships with six universities and colleges accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. The collaboration offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for work in international development. Students at Arcadia University; Georgia Gwinnett College; Hiram College; University of Washington, Tacoma; Ursinus College; and Wilmington College can apply to their school’s new Peace Corps Prep Program for enrollment beginning fall 2014. “We are thrilled to partner with each of these schools to expand the Peace Corps Prep Program,” Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “This program is a wonderful example of our growing efforts to foster stronger collaboration with colleges and universities nationwide to prepare civic-minded students for international service.” Each school independently designs its program based on specified criteria that reflects Peace Corps’ grassroots, integrated approach. A . . .

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