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FAMU Students Learn About Peace Corps and International Opportunities

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 18:05:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Thursday, representatives from the Peace Corps and other agencies held a "Federal Service Panel" at Florida A&M University as a part of a two week tour to historically black colleges and universities. The Peace Corps is hoping that the tour will encourage every student to explore their potential for international service and development.

Representatives from the Peace Corps say that service is growing on the FAMU campus and they want to get the students involved in something larger. Currently, there are five FAMU alumni serving overseas in the Peace Corps. 

"It's imperative for everyone to be afforded the opportunity to explore their potential in making a change abroad," says Emily Webb, the official spokesperson for Peace Corps. "I can certainly say for Florida A&M University, it ranked as the third school for Peace Corps in terms of producing the most Peace Corps volunteers across the nation."

Those who become a part of the Peace Corps gain new skills in critical thinking, problem solving, language, and leadership by serving in communities abroad. 

For more information about the Peace Corps, visit: www.peacecorps.gov