Peace Corps Prep Program Application Updated on: November 21, 2016 (For Spring term Freshmen, Sophomores, and Fall term Juniors) Since its founding in 1961, the Peace Corps has worked to 1) help the people of interested countries meet their need for trained men and women; 2) promote a better understanding of America in those countries in which volunteers serve; and 3) promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. The Peace Corps seeks students with strong leadership skills and liberal education backgrounds who wish to make a difference overseas while increasing their understanding of the world beyond our shores. The Peace Corps Preparatory Program (PCPP) is a program for Austin College students who are interested in serving as Peace Corps Volunteers after graduating. Students who apply may major in any field but they must be in good academic standing at time of application and remain in good academic standing thereafter.Requirements to fulfill program:PCPP Curriculum: The curriculum focuses on preparation for students that enriches their understanding of the context in which Peace Corps Volunteers operate and prepares students for the demands of the Peace Corps’ interview and selection process.A. Coursework1. Foreign language study – 2 years of the same language at the college level (or the equivalent).2. Area studies/international studies – 4 courses chosen from the PCPP Course List (see list, below). Courses must be from at least two different disciplines.3. Students interested in teaching English will take a minimum of 3 courses from the TESOL program at our institutional partner, The University of Texas at Arlington, including LING 4353: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language; LING 4354: Methods and Materials to Teach English as a Second or Foreign Language; and, LING 4395: Internship in Linguistics and ESL. B. Enhancements (a minimum of 1 of the following)1. Study abroad (January Term or semester) 2. Business/management/accounting internship.3. Experience in agriculture and/or construction/skilled trade.4. Tutoring/teaching/mentoring/coaching experience.5. Health care/HIV‐AIDS/outreach experience.6. GO Fellowship/international internshipC. Volunteer service/internship in a community service development project (a minimum of fifty hours by the end of the junior year, with at least 100 hours by graduation). This project must be approved by the Coordinator of the Austin College PCPP and by the Austin College Service Station. PCPP Course List The list below is an extensive but not entirely comprehensive list of the courses accepted by the PCPP. Please see this as a representative list and recognize that it evolves with the College’s course offerings. Additional courses, including ones transferred from other institutions or overseas programs, may be presented for possible approval. CHOOSE AT LEAST FOUR OF THE FOLLOWING FOR THE PREP PROGRAM.African Studies AFST 121 African History and Cultures Anthropology ANTH 236 Anthropology of the City ANTH 263 Whose Amazon?: Environment, Society, and Development in the Amazon River Basin ANTH 265 Latin American Societies and Culture ANTH 315 War and Peacemaking ANTH 362 Immigration Policy and the Immigrant Experience ANTH 365 Race and Ethnic Relations Asian Studies ASST 250 Intermediate Topics in As ian Studies ASST 350, 450 Advanced Topics in Asian Studies Biology BIO 101 Influenza – From 1918 until 2009 BIO 101 Microbes and Society BIOL 354 Human Infectious Disease Business Administration BA 371 Non Profit Ac counting BA 368 International Business Chinese CHIN 355 Studies in the Culture and Civilization of China East Asian Languages & Cultures EALC 251 Pre ‐ modern Chinese Culture EALC 253 Modern Chinese Culture EALC 250: Topics in East Asian Languages and Cultures EALC 350: Advanced Topics in East Asian Languages and Cultures Education EDUC 225 Schools and Society EDUC 250 Topics in Education EDUC 351 The Learner ‐ Teacher Interaction EDUC 475 The Learner, the Teacher, and the Curriculum Economics/International Economics and Finance (INEF) ECO 234 Development Economics ECO 242 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics ECO 280 Health Economics ECO 481 International Trade and Policy English ENG 255 World Literatures ENG 364 Studies in Postcolonial Literatures French FR 235 Explorations in French Literature FR 250 Intermediate Topics in French Global Science, Technology & Society GSTS 250 Intermediate Topics in Global Science, Technology, and Society GSTS 350 ‐ 450 Advanced Topics in Global Science, Technology, and Society Environmental Studies ENVS 235 Fundamentals of Environmental Studies ENVS 250 Topics in Environmental Studies ENVS 230, 330 Globalization ENVS 350, 450 Advanced Topics in Environmental Studies ENVS 479 Environmental Policy History HIST 113 East Asian Civilization HIST 123 Survey of Latin American History HIST 221 Red, White, and Black: Race and Culture in Colonial Latin America HIST 225 Latin America in the 21st Century HIST 320 Mexico and Central America HIST 322 Andean Nations HIST 327 Latin American Social Revolutions International Relations/Political Science PS 220: Survey of Comparative Politics PS 222: Introduction to Latin American Politics PS 227: Women and Latin American Politics PS 301: Democracy and Globalization PS 323: Comparative Politics of the Middle East Leadership LEAD 240 Studies in Leadership LEAD 250, 350 Special Topics in Leadership Philosophy PHIL 207, 307 Environmental Philosophy Political Science PSCI 130 Contemporary International Politics PSCI 140 Introduction to Comparative Politics PSCI 240 Introduction to Asian Politics PSCI 230/330 Globalization PSCI 235 Model United Nations PSCI 236 Model United Nations PSCI 241 Chinese Politics PSCI 242 Comparative Asian Politics PSCI 332 International Human Rights PSCI 345 African Politics PSCI 430 International Relations Theory PSCI 432 U.S. Foreign Policy PSCI 434 International Law PSCI 440 Advanced Comparative Politics Psychology PSY 340 1 Cultural Psychology Religious Studies REL 110 The Life and Teachings of the Buddha REL 115 Hinduism REL 220 Illness, Medicine, and Healing in Asian Religions REL 405 Indian and Tibetan Philosophies Spanish SPAN 250 Intermediate Topics in Hispanic Civilization and Culture SPAN 350 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature SPAN 355 Peninsular Literature SPAN 356 Spanish ‐ American Literature Speech SPCH 455 Intercultural Communication Name of Applicant First Last College Address – BoxExpected graduation date (month and year)Email Second language (two years required) Courses takenMajor (s)Minor (s)Tentative PCPP courses (see list above)Are you interested in teaching as a Peace Corps Volunteer?YesNoCurrent study abroad plans (if any)Volunteer service – in high schoolVolunteer service – in collegeDo you have or plan to have business/accounting coursework or experience?YesNoIf yes, please describeDo you have or plan to have experience with agriculture, forestry, construction or a skilled trade?YesNoIf yes, please describeDo you have or plan to have experience tutoring or teaching?YesNoIf yes, please describeDo you have or plan to have health care/health/HIV‐AIDS education/health outreach experience?YesNoIf yes, please describeHow do you plan to develop your leadership skills in th e coming years?Please upload a written statement describing your interest in applying for the Peace Corps (suggested length 350 ‐ 500 words).Applicant Full NameAustin College ID**By providing my ID, I am affirming that I am over 18 and this submission is accurate and true.