Mason Celebrates Peace Corps Partnership

Posted: December 8, 2009 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: December 8, 2009 at 10:54 am

On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Mason will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Master’s International (MI) program in partnership with the Peace Corps and sign a memorandum of understanding for five more years.

The celebration will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Research I, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus.

Master’s International combines Peace Corps service with graduate study by allowing students to earn credit while abroad. MI offers more than 120 programs in a wide range of fields at more than 50 institutions across the nation.

Mason’s event will also mark the opening of the university’s newest MI program in conflict analysis and resolution.

Mason’s MI program is one of the largest in the country. Currently, 10 students enrolled in the MI program at Mason are serving as Peace Corps volunteers; 14 are in “pre-service” status; and eight are returned Peace Corps volunteers completing their master’s degree at Mason.

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