31 Oct '16, 8am

Peace Corps Shutters Popular Advanced Degree Program

Peace Corps Shutters Popular Advanced Degree Program

Danielle Salisbury (far right) with the Eco-chavos. By John Stapleton Danielle Salisbury just came back from the Peace Corps and is stepping back into her graduate program in Environmental Policy at Bard College. After working with local people to protect a biosphere reserve in the Mexican state of Queretaro, she will graduate this spring with her Master of Science degree. Danielle, like hundreds of American graduate students over the past 30 years, combined Peace Corps service with education through Peace Corps’ Masters International . The program, dubbed MI, allows students take graduate courses for a year, enter the Peace Corps, then use the two-year international experience as a springboard for research. “MI was the best way to do the Peace Corps,” Dr. Eban Goodstein, director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard. “Not only did students bring greater expertis...

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