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The William Paterson Peace Corps Prep Program will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, you'll build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. These four competencies are the following:
The William Paterson University Peace Corps Prep Program (PCP Prep) will be open to all undergraduate students, regardless of their major, minor, department, academic year, or participation in other programs (though students must complete all requirements prior to graduation). The program will include the option for any student to pursue any Peace Corps' six sectors (education, health, environment, agriculture, youth in development, and community economic development) through designated academic courses and curricular and extra-curricular civic engagement opportunities both on and off campus.
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our generation.
Peace Corps Mission
To promote world peace and friendship by fulfilling three goals:
1. To help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.
2. To help promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.
3. To help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.
Mary Alice Barrows
Director, Career Development Center
Donna Minnich Spuhler
Director, Campus Activities, Service and Leadership
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470