Peace Corps Hosts Master's International Conference in Washington, D.C.
October 28, 1998Washington, DC , October 28, 1998—The Peace Corps will host a two-day conference, tomorrow and Friday, for its Master's International program, which enables graduate students to serve as Peace Corps volunteers after one year of course work. Upon successful completion of academic course work and the two years of practical field experience gained as a volunteer, students receive a master's degree. The conference will bring together Peace Corps staff and representatives of the 23 universities participating in the program, including George Washington University, Cornell, California-Berkeley, Minnesota, Tulane and North Carolina-Chapel Hill. "The Master's International program is a winner all around, benefiting the participating universities, the students, and the Peace Corps," said Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan. The conference kicks-off with an opening ceremony tomorrow, Thursday, October 29, 8:30 a.m. in Shriver Hall of the Peace Corps headquarters building, 1111 20th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Highlights of the two-day conference include: