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School & Program Updates

School & Program Updates

UAlbany: Selected as a Peace Corps Prep Program Partner

The University at Albany has been selected as a Peace Corps Prep program partner and Dr. John Justino, the director of UAlbany’s Center for Global Health at the School of Public Health, will serve as co-chair of the UAlbany Peace Corps Prep Faculty Council.

“Serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer is a truly unique, culturally immersive and life-changing experience,” says Dr. Justino. “It is also an outstanding way to open doors to global careers. Serving in the Peace Corps as a Health Specialist is one of the best things our students can do to position themselves to compete for global health job opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad.”

Within UAlbany’s Peace Corps Prep program, public health majors and other undergraduate students have the opportunity to significantly increase their chance of acceptance into the Peace Corps. Students who choose this program will complete three courses related to one of the Peace Corps sectors, fifty hours of training and/or volunteering, three intercultural development courses or experiences, and professional development activities.

The Peace Corps Prep program will launch at the University at Albany in the 2019-2020 academic year, complementing the School of Public Health’s existing Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers seeking to enroll in the Master of Public Health Program. UAlbany is the second university in New York State to be selected for Peace Corps Prep.