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Peace Corps Prep Program meeting to be held at FVSU

Published: 11/01/2016 2:59PM
By: booner


Students interested in participating in an overseas experience are encouraged to attend a Peace Corps Prep Program meeting at Fort Valley State University’s Student Amenities Center Friday Nov. 4.

Representatives of the Peace Corps will be on campus to promote the Peace Corps Prep Program and other opportunities from 2-4 p.m. The purpose of the Peace Corps Prep Program is to prepare undergraduate students for international development work and global citizenship through coursework and practical learning.

The Peace Corps and representatives of other agencies such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of State, are launching an eight state, two-week tour of 17 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) beginning with FVSU. The purpose of the tour is to inform students at HBCU’s how to live, work and learn about collaborating with communities in other countries.

FVSU, the first HBCU to host the Peace Corps Prep Program, started its partnership with the service on March 23, 2016. Currently there are 39 colleges and universities across the U.S. participating in the Peace Corps Prep Program.

For more information about the Peace Corps Prep Program, contact Ann Gillespie, FVSU Peace Corps Prep Program coordinator of student recruitment at (478) 825-6424 or gillespiea@fvsu.edu.