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Peace Corps Prep Practicum 2022: Intercultural Civic Engagement

This short course (not credit-bearing, but a requirement to complete the PC Prep Applied Minor) takes place on Earlham’s campus (and in and around Richmond) in the days before Spring 2022 move-in, and in August 2022 before NSO (specific dates TBA).

Click this link to express interest in this practicum for either January or August 2022, or to officially register for the January program. [Deadline to register for January is Dec. 15, 2021; if you register now, you may withdraw and get a refund on the $250 cost if you do so in writing before January 15, 2022.]

Summary

This Peace Corps Practicum: International Civic Engagement provides rising upper class students with a core course in intercultural competence for the Peace Corps Prep program, or a short training for anyone interested in better intercultural skills and future development work. By preparing a feasibility study for a development project in our own community, Peace Corps Prep students will build capacity to shift perspective and behavior around relevant cultural differences, as well as reflect upon ourselves in relation to others. This program will take place both on Earlham’s campus and in and around the community of Richmond, Indiana.

This workshop is co-sponsored by The Center for Social Justice and the Peace Corps Prep program.

Overview

· Is a six-day immersive experience for sophomore, junior, or senior Earlham students, especially those who have enrolled in the Peace Corps Prep program.
· Open to US citizens and non-citizens alike.
· Prepares students for careers in international development.
· Increases self awareness and cultural agility by critically thinking about engaging across cultures.
· Teaches students about domestic and international fieldwork.
· Mentors students in self-care during international work experiences.
Cost:

· Program fee: $250
· Includes all expenses during the program – accommodations, all meals and equipment, transportation
· Related costs, not included in program fee: transportation to Earlham for start of program; meals after final Friday lunch; food costs beyond what is distributed to each student for meals; incidentals.

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