Representatives of the Peace Corps and Pittsburg State University gathered on April 26 to announce a new partnership to increase opportunities for students to prepare for Peace Corps service.
The Peace Corps Prep Program offers institutions of higher education a way to gain a competitive advantage through a specialized curriculum promoting international service. PSU is just the seventh university in the nation to partner with the Peace Corps Prep Program.
Lynette Olson, provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the Peace Corps Prep Program is a good fit for Pittsburg State University.
“Pittsburg State has a long history of encouraging students to develop a global perspective,” Olson said. “Whether it is through international study and travel, providing a welcome environment for international students who study here or working to internationalize our own curriculum, Pittsburg State has opened windows to the world for thousands of American students. It is also a place that encourages and supports the concept of student service.”