Peace Corps Fellows Program
Leisure and Tourism’s Master’s program integrates Returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ (RPCVs) international development experience with graduate study in sustainable tourism, natural resource conservation, socio-cultural and heritage preservation, volunteerism, and local/rural community development. Students gain the academic basis for their program from selected courses in the School of Human Movement, Sports, and Leisure Studies and then apply this academic foundation to a practical internship.
Our graduate degree program requires the completion of 30-33 total graduate credit hours.
Coverdell Fellows will receive a tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for graduate assistant work.
Our program offers internships to Coverdell Fellows to work with underserved populations in rural northwest Ohio and other rural and/or farming communities involved in tourism services. Alternatively, Coverdell Fellows can secure an internship in an organization of their choosing and get approval. Please note that Fellows are required to complete their internship in the United States or its Territories.
Current Peace Corps Volunteers who will complete service before the next academic year and those who have already completed service (RPCVs) are eligible to apply. Once admitted, Coverdell applicants must submit a signed copy of their Description of Service (DOS).
The application process is the same for Coverdell Fellows as for other applicants. There is no separate Coverdell Fellowship application. See the “Applying for Graduate Study in HMSLS” page for detailed information.
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