Fairfield Selected as First Jesuit University to Offer the Peace Corps Prep Program

Fairfield Selected as First Jesuit University to Offer the Peace Corps Prep Program

In partnership with the United States Peace Corps, Fairfield University will launch the Peace Corps Prep Program this fall for students interested in international service. The program will be offered through collaboration between the University’s International Studies Program and the Center for Faith and Public Life.

To best prepare students and graduates, Fairfield University has engaged a diverse faculty who teach within the six Peace Corps sectors: education, health, environment, agriculture, youth in development, and community economic development. Students will be exposed to foreign language skills and cultural awareness through introspective courses, practical skills training, intercultural competency, career preparation, and leadership skills.

Visit fairfield.edu/pcprep for more information, or contact Peace Corps Prep Program co-directors: Julie Mughal, associate director of the Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Action Network (JUHAN) and Anita Deeg-Carlin, associate director of the International Studies Program, at PeaceCorpsPrep@fairfield.edu.