Peace Corps Prep is a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering
question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can
There is no one right answer to that question, but the Peace Corps has identified
four core competencies that are critical to the intercultural fieldwork Peace Corps
Volunteers do: Sector-specific skills, foreign language proficiency, intercultural
competence, and professional savvy and leadership.
Peace Corps Prep programs create frameworks for you to build these four competencies,
integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development. Upon
completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and
a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.
Peace Corps Prep programs correspond with the Peace Corps’ new application process,
which lets you choose where you want to go and what you want to do. You can firstexplore and discoverthe Peace Corps Prep opportunities that excite you, and what skills you will need
to be a competitive applicant for those positions. If you are enrolled in a Peace
Corps Prep program, you can then shape your curriculum around those requirements!