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Murray State University adds Peace Corps Prep program

First academic institution in Kentucky to offer program

MURRAY, Ky. (July 8, 2016) — Murray State University has announced a new partnership with the Peace Corps that beginning in the fall will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career. MSU is the first academic institution in Kentucky to offer the Peace Corps Prep program.

Although completion of the program does not guarantee acceptance nor require a commitment into the Peace Corps, the program will help MSU graduates build on key competencies that the Peace Corps looks for in their applicants. The program is open to all MSU undergraduate students with any major and pairs selected courses with leadership and community service opportunities.

Students interested in participating in the Peace Corps Prep Program are required to meet with the program coordinator. An application process for students will be reviewed by the Peace Corps Prep advisory board. Applicants are asked to articulate their personal goals that will lead to the completion of preparation courses, foreign language skills, intercultural competence, and examples of leadership development.

More than 25 leading academic institutions nationwide offer Peace Corps Prep programs. Established in 2007, the program aims to support schools’ efforts to provide substantive, globally focused experiences for their students.

For more information on Murray State’s new Peace Corps Prep program, please call (270) 809-3744 or email [email protected].