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Peace Corps Prep program
Gallaudet Peace Corps Prep Program: This program is designed as a certificate to be awarded by Peace Corps for taking a curriculum related to Peace Corps service. The certificate will not be designated on Gallaudet University student transcripts. The certificate will be provided by the Peace Corps program. This program is NOT a major or a minor, but is designed with the cooperation of the Peace Corps to better prepare graduates for Peace Corps service. Students must select a traditional major offered at Gallaudet; they may also apply for a self-directed major as explained elsewhere in this catalogue.
There are 6 program tracks in the program:
In addition to courses, students are expected to have appropriate language proficiency, multi-cultural training and internship/professional experience in their field of specialization.
This program is housed within the International Studies Program in the Department of World Languages and Cultures and is also supported by the Department of Government & Public Affairs.
For further information contact the Chair of the World Languages and Cultures department: Dr. Amanda Holzrichter or the International Studies program coordinator: Dr. Roberto Sánchez
The Peace Corps Prep program will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, you'll build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. These four competencies are the following: Training and experience in a...
Teach lessons that last a lifetime. Education is the Peace Corps' largest program area. Volunteers play an important role in creating links among schools, parents, and communities by working in elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools as math, science, conversational English, and resource teachers or as...
Serve on the front lines of global health. Health Volunteers work within their communities to promote important topics such as nutrition, maternal and child health, basic hygiene, and water sanitation. Volunteers also work in HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs to train youth as peer educators,...
Help forge a global movement to protect our planet. Volunteers lead grassroots efforts in their communities to protect the environment and strengthen understanding of environmental issues. They teach environmental awareness in elementary and secondary schools and to youth groups and community organizations, empowering communities to...
Lead grassroots efforts to fight hunger in a changing world. Agricultural Volunteers work with small-scale farmers and families to increase food security and production and adapt to climate change while promoting environmental conservation practices. They introduce farmers to techniques that prevent soil erosion, reduce the...
Empower the next generation of changemakers. Volunteers work with youth in communities on projects that promote engagement and active citizenship, including gender awareness, employability, health and HIV/AIDS education, environmental awareness, sporting programs, and info technology. If you choose Youth in Development, take three courses from...
Harness 21st-century tools to help communities lift themselves. Volunteers work with development banks, nongovernmental organizations, and municipalities to strengthen infrastructure and encourage economic opportunities in communities. They frequently teach in classroom settings and work with entrepreneurs and business owners to develop and market their products....
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