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Peace Corps Preparatory Program

photo of Peace Corps volunteer in her host countryIn 2011 the university, in conjunction with the U.S. Peace Corps, established a Peace Corps Preparatory Program. While completing the requirements of the program does not guarantee admission into the Peace Corps, it does prepare students for service in the organization. More importantly, by completing the program it reveals previous thought and long-term intent to join the Peace Corps.

The program consists of 8 courses and an additional experience in community service, volunteer service, internship, or study abroad opportunities. Optional coursework above and beyond the requirements will make your application more competitive. In order to better prepare for completing the requirements successfully, you are encouraged to apply during your Sophomore year. Read the detailed course curriculum .

Download the application form

For more information on the Peace Corps Preparatory Program, please contact Dr. Cristian Harris.

Contact Information: 

Cristian A. Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science 
International Affairs Program Coordinator 
Peace Corps Program Coordinator 
Department of Political Science & Criminal Justice 
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA 30597 
706-867-3251 
cristian.harris@ung.edu

 
Photo Courtesy of Katherine Owenby, NGCSU Graduate, B.A. in Political Science-International Relations, 2007, Peace Corp Volunteer

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