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Become a Partner School

The Peace Corps Master’s International program invites institutions to participate in mutually beneficial partnerships that reflect and respond to the job market’s growing need for candidates with academic and global perspectives. Established in 1987, Master’s International has two goals: (1) to meet the demand abroad for Peace Corps Volunteers who have high levels of education and technical expertise and (2) to allow universities to provide substantive international experiences for their students.

Since its inception in 1961, the Peace Corps has cultivated mutually beneficial relationships with institutions of higher education. Master’s International takes those relationships a step further by pairing academic learning with the Peace Corps Volunteer experience. After undertaking graduate coursework on campus, Master’s International Peace Corps Volunteers serve abroad, pursuing an academic project in the process.

The Peace Corps has partnerships with more than 80 leading academic institutions that offer more than 150 degree programs. The degree programs range from TESOL to soil science to public health and reflect the needs of host communities. By becoming a Master’s International partner school, you will help meet the need for skilled men and women abroad, attract high-caliber students, and give your students the opportunity to gain practical experiences that will allow them to be competitive in their fields of interest. The Peace Corps closely manages the process of bringing on new partner Master’s International schools to ensure that students accepted to these programs will have a suitable Peace Corps placement. At present, the Peace Corps is only accepting proposals to join the Master’s International program by special invitation.

Benefits of Master's International
By partnering with the Peace Corps, graduate programs can offer students a low-cost, professionally relevant field experience in a global setting.
How Colleges and Universities Apply
Find out how to become a partner school.

Last updated Oct 30 2014

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Contact Master's International

For more information contact:

Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Headquarters
VRS/R/MI
1111 20th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20526

Phone: 855.855.1961, ext. 1812
Fax: 202.692.1727

Email: mastersinternational@
peacecorps.gov

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