Most grad students at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (SEFS) have field sites somewhere in Washington or in surrounding states. Not so for students in our Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program. They’re scattered around the globe right now, some on projects in Africa—including a solid contingent in Senegal—and others at sites in the Philippines and in South America!
The PCMI program is a professional degree program at SEFS that combines academic study on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a 27-month Peace Corps assignment. PCMI students complete one year of graduate course work prior to heading overseas, and then afterward they return to SEFS for one final quarter, during which they complete their degrees.
So just what are these students doing abroad? If you’d like a vibrant window into their lives and projects, check out the blogs many of them are keeping. In Senegal, pop in on Alia Kroos, Corey Dolbeare, Gwen Stacy (who, as you’ll see just above, has our favorite blog title of “Gwenegal”), Mikhael Kazzi and Patrick Wauters; see what Cynthia Harbison is up to Cameroon, Seth Kammer and Maggie Wilder in Ethiopia; Kevin and Beth Dillon in the Philippines; and Johnny Bruce in Paraguay.
Our Student & Academic Services blog has a full listing of links in the Blogroll (at the bottom of the right column). And if you’d like to learn more about the PCMI program, contact Professor Ivan Eastin at 206.543.1918 or send him an email!