Global Impacts

The world today faces pervasive challenges and presents promising opportunities. If you are passionate about global engagement, this Pathway offers you the practical experiences and skills for making a difference in the world.  

The Global Impacts Pathway is designed for students interested in careers that seek to address international challenges, particularly in the areas of education, healthcare, and the environment, and especially in the developing world. This pathway emphasizes service, experiential learning, and personal reflection and discovery, while offering an adaptable curricular structure. Students following this pathway build connections with Wooster faculty, staff, and alumni who are committed to international development, exchange, and understanding.  

Students who choose this pathway will develop knowledge and skills in these areas:  

  • Engagement with a world language 
  • Academic training in a particular sector: education, health, or the environment 
  • Intercultural understanding and competence 
  • Service work 
  • International experience 
  • Leadership

Students in this pathway might consider careers in international service, economic development, NGOs and INGOs, international education, and more. Whether you’ve traveled the world widely and moved between cultures or have yet to study abroad, if you are looking forward to addressing important problems in an international context, this pathway will help you cultivate the skills to succeed.

Peace Corps Prep

Students participating in the Global Impacts pathway may elect to complete the College’s official Peace Corps Prep program. This requires only a few additional steps. This program can help students to successfully compete for admission into the Peace Corps after graduation. To earn a Peace Corps Prep certificate, students need to complete the requirements for the Global Impacts Pathway and then: 

  • Complete an additional (third) course in their chosen work sector. 
  • Work with APEX to prepare a CV specifically targeted for service in the Peace Corps 
  • Attend a workshop or class on interview skills offered through Career Planning in APEX 

* The Peace Corps actively recruits speakers of French and Spanish, since these languages are spoken in many Peace Corps host countries. Students hoping to serve in a Spanish-speaking country should have strong intermediate proficiency in Spanish (two semesters at the 200 level). 

* The Peace Corps values study abroad experiences, and especially those in developing countries.

Students participating in the Global Impacts pathway may elect to complete the College’s official Peace Corps Prep program. This requires only a few additional steps. This program can help students to successfully compete for admission into the Peace Corps after graduation. To earn a Peace Corps Prep certificate, students need to complete the requirements for the Global Impacts Pathway and then:

  • Complete an additional (third) course in their chosen work sector.
  • Work with APEX to prepare a CV specifically targeted for service in the Peace Corps
  • Attend a workshop or class on interview skills offered through Career Planning in APEX
  • The Peace Corps actively recruits speakers of French and Spanish, since these languages are spoken in many Peace Corps host countries. Students hoping to serve in a Spanish-speaking country should have strong intermediate proficiency in Spanish (two semesters at the 200 level).

**The Peace Corps values study abroad experiences in developing countries, and especially in countries where the Peace Corps currently sends volunteers.