Peace Corps Prep Program
About Arcadia's Peace Corps Prep Program
In 2014, Arcadia University, in cooperation with the Peace Corps, will establish the Arcadia University Peace Corps Prep Program, which aspires to prepare students for global careers in service, education, business, global health, and international studies.
Arcadia’s Peace Corps Prep Program builds on the international mission of Arcadia, and aims to expand the classroom using applied learning through partnerships with volunteer and non-profit organizations. Driven by Arcadia’s strong curricular history of study abroad, service learning, and field work, the Peace Corps Prep Program crystalizes opportunities for Arcadia students who are interested in serving in the Peace Corps and other service organizations, or students who are developing international careers.
The program will give an advantage to students of all Arcadia majors who are Peace Corps-bound. Moreover, participation in the program shows future employers that students have gained a clear sense of the world, and can think and act globally with understanding and cultural empathy. While the program does not guarantee acceptance into the Peace Corps, students participating in the program will gain skills which are an advantage in the competitive application process and in other international development work.
Coordinator: Dr. Sandi Hordis, Director of International Academic Programs and Associate Professor, English Department