Academics

Penn State launches Peace Corps Prep certificate program

A new partnership between Penn State and the Peace Corps will include a preparatory program for students who are interested in volunteering. “The Peace Corps is a great opportunity to learn about another culture, to develop one’s talents, and to be of service to people in a developing nation,” said Jonathan Hall, an associate teaching professor of physics at Penn State Behrend.

Jonathan Hall and Wan Masa

Jonathan Hall, an associate teaching professor of physics at Penn State Behrend, served in the Peace Corps following his undergraduate years. He recently returned to Borneo to meet with a former colleague, Wan Masa.

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The new [email protected] program will group first-year students in small cohorts for weekly mentoring sessions. Students also will be encouraged to participate in events through BehrendSync, the college's student engagement platform.