Peace Corps Preparatory Program

Peace Corps Preparatory Program

Knox College - Galesburg, IL


Knox is the pilot site -- and the first college or university in the country -- with an official Peace Corps Preparatory Program. This program features a curriculum designed to prepare students to serve in the Peace Corps or in international service. The program includes coursework in international studies, education, and foreign language study, as well as a community service project or opportunity to study abroad. Candidates for the Peace Corps Preparatory Program will be required, beginning in the spring of 2010, to take a seminar on international service (to be offered for a half-credit). The course will address ways in which Americans can work to assist others beyond our borders, study the organizations engaged in international service, and the experiences of those who participate in the work of those organizations. The seminar will also address critical, environmental, economic, and educational issues in our increasingly globalized world and also the history of international service. Interested students apply to the Peace Corps Preparatory Program as sophomores, then spend their junior and senior years fulfilling the program's requirements.

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