DENVER – Due in large part to the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the University of Denver took the number two spot on the 2013 top Peace Corps volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the graduate school category.
The Josef Korbel School currently partners with the Peace Corps through the Master's International program. Like all of the School's Master of Arts programs, the Master's International emphasizes the importance of experiential learning. Through this program, students have the opportunity to integrate a master's degree with hands-on service in the Peace Corps. Additionally, the School has a number of Paul D. Coverdell Fellows. The Coverdell Fellows are returning Peace Corps Volunteers who enroll at the Josef Korbel School. With both the Master's International and the Coverdell Fellows programs, students receive academic credit for their service in the Peace Corps.
"We currently have 28 Peace Corps Master's International students who have completed their coursework with us and are currently out serving in the field," said Susan Rivera, Director of Student Affairs at the Josef Korbel School. "In addition, we have 43 first and second year Coverdell Fellows who are returning Peace Corps volunteers."
In a press release, Mike McKay, Peace Corps' Southwest Regional Manager said "The unique partnership between the Korbel School and the Master's International program helps us promote the Peace Corps mission and reaffirms our collaboration and commitment to providing highly qualified volunteers who are committed to serving and making a difference in communities overseas."
For additional information on Josef Korbel School programs visit the School's website at http://www.du.edu/korbel/academic/index.html.