Learn all about UNL's Peace Corps Prep program and how you too can gain valuable academic and professional experiences that will set you on a career path with Peace Corps and international development.
Three info sessions coming up:
Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 3 at 12 p.m.
Register at: go.unl.edu/PCPrepInfo
Peace Corps Prep (PC Prep) is a program for undergraduate students that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?
Integrating UNL coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development, Nebraska’s Peace Corps Prep program prepares undergraduates for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service by building the following four core competencies:
1. Sector-specific skills (in Education, Health, Environment, Agriculture, Youth in Development, or Community Economic Development)
2. Foreign language proficiency
3. Intercultural competence
4. Professional savvy and leadership
Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps, a federal agency. Completing the PC Prep program gives you a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service, but does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Special features of the PC Prep program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln include:
--Guaranteed scholarship of up to $5,000 for every PC Prep student who studies or interns abroad 1) in a country where Peace Corps volunteers have served, and/or 2) on a program that offers intensive Spanish, French, or other language spoken in Peace Corps host countries.
--Tailored education abroad advising, a copy of “A Student Guide to Study Abroad,” and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment upon acceptance and completion.
--Semester kick-off events for PC Prep, plus announcements about campus events focused on international development, human rights, diversity and inclusion, and more.
--Opportunities to engage with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the community through events, mentorship, and group volunteer experiences.
--Culminating course listed on the transcript, recognition in campus media outlets, and an Honor cord to wear at graduation.
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/PCPrepInfo