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The Peace Corps have had a significant impact in the Northwest, especially in our private colleges and universities. Three of Oregon's private schools - Willamette Universtiy, Lewis & Clark College and University of Portland - are all among the top 15 "small schools" whose graduates become volunteers for the Peace Corps after graduation.
In addition, the Peace Corps have an established Fellows/USA program for returnees, which establishes partnerships with graduate and professional programs. Peace Corps volunteers benefit from scholarship assistance at Fellows programs and are assured that the school meets certain criteria where their unique skills will be utilized and applied as they pursue a graduate degree.
Willamette University's MBA program (which is accredited for business, government and not-for-profit management) is the newest Fellows USA program in Oregon (and the only MBA program in the area). Peace Corps volunteers pair their unique experiences with the management knowledge they are learning to impact government and not-for-profit organizations through experiential projects. This assists in the volunteer's transition from their Peace Corps experience back into the job market. The Fellows/USA program is a wonderful benefit for returning Peace Corps volunteers.
Russell Yost - Salem, OR
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