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Michigan Technological University has expanded its collaboration with the Peace Corps by joining the agency's Fellows/USA program.
Through this program, more than 30 universities across the United States offer reduced-cost graduate study to returned Peace Corps volunteers. In return, the students do internships in high-need communities in a variety of fields.
?When returned Peace Corps volunteers join us they bring a level of intensity and broad perspective that's infectious to all they contact, " said Glenn Mroz, dean of the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. "Students, faculty and staff all learn from their experiences and they challenge us to do the best we can."
The Michigan Tech fellows will spend a year on campus earning a master's degree, then will move to paid positions with the U.S. Forest Service in Utah and Montana.
Fellows will help develop policies and plans for sustaining national forests and meeting people?s social and economic needs. They will deal with issues such as balancing timber harvesting and recreation against community needs.
Michigan Tech and the Peace Corps already offer the opportunity for students to combine a master's degree with Peace Corps service. These Master's International Programs are available to students in civil and environmental engineering and in forestry and environmental science.
Master's International students spend a year on campus to earn a master's degree, then serve abroad for two years as Peace Corps volunteer.
For more information about Peace Corps Fellows/USA, contact Gina Wynn at 202-692-1434, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.peacecorps.gov/fellows.
Information about Michigan Tech's Master's International Programs is at http://peacecorps.mtu.edu/ and http://www.cee.mtu.edu/peacecorps/.