Chosen as a Peace Corps Prep Program this past summer, the College of Staten Island is officially launching their Peace Corps programming with a pair of events this month. On February 10, CSI will be holding an information session on campus to officially launch the program, informing students on how to become an official Peace Corps volunteer.

CSI’s in-person information session on Thursday will be held in the Green Dolphin Lounge in the Campus Center from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. The program will be presented by Jenny Pisani, a CSI alumna and a returned Peace Corps volunteer from 2015-2017. Her time with the Peace Corps included service as an English teacher and teacher trainer at a local public secondary school in Ang Roka, Cambodia. 

 Former CSI Peace Corps volunteers Deborah Stengle, a CSI Center for Global Engagement staffer, and David Allen, a current faculty member in the School of Education will also present for the information session.

The College of Staten Island is one of only 174 Peace Corps Prep schools in the nation, joining Lehman College as the only other Peace Corps Prep school within The City University of New York. As a Prep institution, the program promises its volunteers will develop a set of learning goals that focus on the Peace Corps’ four core competencies which include: sector-specific skills, foreign language proficiency, Intercultural competence, and professional savvy and leadership.

Those interested in learning more can fill out an interest form and are welcome to attend Thursday’s info session.

Later this month, February 17, The Center will be holding a Study Abroad Fair, a virtual event that will introduce students to different options of studying abroad. A recruiter from Peace Corps will be presented virtually to answer any questions students might have.

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