Are you interested in conducting international service after graduation? Do you want to complete a program that will provide you with the skills to be a critically minded, prepared volunteer? Then you might consider enrolling in the Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program at PLU. This program combines coursework and hands-on experience to help you prepare for the Peace Corps, a program that sends volunteers around the world to work in a variety of sectors including education, health, environment, agriculture, community economic development, and youth in development. Classes in chemistry fulfill several program requirements. The program is also useful for anyone considering conducting international or domestic service. More information is available here: https://www.plu.edu/peace-corps/
Want to learn more? Come to an information session!
- Information session: Friday, February 17; 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., Xavier 150
- Information session & application workshop: Tuesday, February 21; 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., AUC 201 (bring a laptop or tablet if you have one)
You are also invited to attend the launch of the PC Prep Program on Wednesday, March 1 (3:45 -5:00 p.m., Scan Center). This event will feature a panel of Lute alums who served in the Peace Corps talking about their experiences, especially with cross-cultural engagement. It is in conjunction with the Chris Stevens Memorial Lecture, which features Shamil Idriss, the director of Search for Common Ground, an organization that works on conflict resolution around the world (7 p.m., KHP). Idriss will be speaking on the topic “Conflict is Inevitable, Violence is Not.”
If you have any questions about the Peace Corps Prep Program or would like to be added to the interest list, please email the program coordinator, Katherine Wiley (firstname.lastname@example.org).