Students, faculty, and staff, as well as all returned Peace Corps volunteers are invited to attend the launch of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new Peace Corps Prep program from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Wick Alumni Center.
The kickoff event will celebrate Nebraska’s ties with Peace Corps and encourage students to learn more about the program. A selection of appetizers will be available and guests can gather in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Remarks begin indoors at 5 p.m. Participants should register by Sept. 22.
The Peace Corps Prep program is open to all undergraduate students in good standing. The program integrates coursework, hands-on experience and professional development opportunities to prepare students for international development fieldwork and service in the Peace Corps upon graduation. Students may also receive up to a $5,000 scholarship to study or intern abroad in select locations.
Upon completion, students will receive a certificate directly from Peace Corps. While students are encouraged to apply for Peace Corps service, they are not obligated to serve nor guaranteed acceptance. International students may also complete the program, but applicants to serve in the Peace Corps must be U.S. citizens.
Applications for the first cohort of the program beginning in spring 2022 are due Oct. 15. Interested students can learn more about the program on the Education Abroad website or by making an appointment with Rebecca Baskerville through MyPlan or email at email@example.com.