Peace Corps Prep Interest Form - FALL 2019
Peace Corps Prep is a program for undergraduates that prepares you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. Through this program, students will develop knowledge and gain experience within a specific work sector: Health, Education, Environment, Youth in Development, or Community Economic Development. In addition, students will participate in experiences to advance their leadership and professional development skills. Upon completion, students will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps and have a competitive edge when applying to be a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Applying to the Peace Corps Prep Program
- Complete the Peace Corps Prep Interest Form.
- Attend one of two information sessions that will take place in Fall 2019, which you will be notified about after completing this form.
- Complete the application given to you at the Peace Corps Prep information session.
- Complete interview with Peace Corps Prep leadership team.
If you are interested in joining the Spring 2020 Cohort, please start by completing the form below. We will contact you in the Fall 2019 with information session dates.
- 3 courses that align with a specific work sector including environment, education, health, community economic development, and youth in development (they can but do not need to come from your academic major or minor).
- 3 Intercultural Competence courses to build your capacity to shift perspective and behavior around relevant cultural differences.
- Accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer or work experience in that same sector, preferably in a teaching or outreach capacity. Keep in mind that some opportunities, such as a study abroad or service learning, may also satisfy this requirement.
- Leadership and professional development training.
- Foreign language skills (Optional): Specific language requirements do exist for those wishing to serve in Spanish-speaking countries or French-speaking African countries