The Peace Corps Master’s International program allows students to earn a graduate degree by combining academic learning and a Peace Corps assignment overseas. Prospective students apply to a graduate program at one of the partner institutions and to the Peace Corps at the same time.
Upon acceptance to both, the students spend approximately one year completing course work on campus before going overseas for a full 27-month term as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The Peace Corps assignment complements students’ academic knowledge and offers degree-related international field experience. Volunteers with TESOL-related backgrounds can teach English at the secondary level, at the university level, and/or train English teachers.
There are twelve universities which have the Peace Corps Master’s International programs with a TESOL-related area of study. To learn more about the program, please visit www.peacecorps.gov/masters or call +1 202.692.1812.