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Special Event

Peace Corps Week Table

Recurring Date Info:
9:15 am – 12:30 pm
Oldfather Hall Room: 1st Floor
660 N 12th St
Lincoln NE 68508
Directions: Between Academic Grind and Advising Center
Additional Info: OLDH
Target Audiences:
Global Experiences Office, (402) 472-6990,
Help celebrate Peace Corps Week by stopping by the table to learn more about the Peace Corps Prep program for Nebraska undergraduates and Peace Corps service after graduation.

Peace Corps Week commemorates President John F. Kennedy’s establishment of the agency on March 1, 1961, and celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad. Since 1961, more than 240,000 Americans have served our country and the global community as Peace Corps Volunteers.

The Peace Corps, a U.S. federal agency, brings together skilled, committed Volunteers with welcoming host communities for 27-month service opportunities in more than 60 countries. Volunteers live and work side by side with community members on locally prioritized projects, building relationships, exchanging cultures and knowledge, and helping transform lives for generations. The Peace Corps provides each Volunteer with transportation, housing, and a living stipend, paid vacation days, medical and dental care, funds to help transition back home, student loan benefits, and career and graduate school benefits. Volunteers work in one of six sectors including Agriculture, Community Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health, and Youth in Development.

Nebraska undergraduates can also earn a certificate from the Peace Corps through the Peace Corps Prep program. Integrating UNL coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development, the PC Prep program prepares undergraduates for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. Special features of the PC Prep program at UNL include: Study abroad scholarships up to $5,000, an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assessment upon acceptance and completion, semester kick-off events, announcements about campus/community events, and opportunities to engage with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in the community through events, mentorship, and group volunteer experiences.

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