A First for Puerto Rico

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan has become the first Puerto Rican college to be part of the Peace Corps Prep program for undergraduate students.

By WorldView Staff

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The certification program strengthens students’ professional and intercultural skills, combining academic preparation with volunteering and an entrepreneurial project in areas such as health, education, the environment, and community economic development, among others. 

Alumni from Sacred Heart University, as it’s known in English, have served in Peace Corps for years. Those versed in Peace Corps history also know that some of the very first Volunteers to serve around the world trained in Puerto Rico beginning in June 1961.

The Peace Corps Prep program was inaugurated in 2007 and includes more than 125 schools. Also new to the ranks: Louisiana State University, Northern Ari- zona University, San Diego State University, SUNY-Stony Brook University, University of West Florida, and University of Wyoming.

 


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