GGC selected as a new Peace Corps Partner
Georgia Gwinnett College is one of six universities and colleges accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. Schools are selected for the program based on their demonstrated interest in promoting international learning and service opportunities to their students.
“We are very pleased to be a Peace Corps Prep Program partner,” said Dr. Lois C. Richardson, acting senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs and provost. “The collaboration will offer GGC students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for work in international development.”
Each school independently designs its program based on specified criteria that reflects Peace Corps’ grassroots, integrated approach. A typical Peace Corps Prep Program consists of two years of coursework with a focus on international development, internship or volunteer experience related to Peace Corps’ project areas, and foreign language study.
Students can apply to GGC’s Peace Corps Prep Program beginning with the fall 2014 semester.
The Peace Corps Prep Program was established in 2007 to offer more targeted educational and skill-building opportunities to undergraduate students interested in serving with the Peace Corps or within the international development and service communities. Students who successfully complete the program gain knowledge and experience that make them more competitive Peace Corps applicants.