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College of Public Health

Peace Corps Prep

Peace Corps Prep Program

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 be? 

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 first explore and discover the 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!

Alumna Gaby Coronel's Peace Corps Journey

Taylor Dula

For questions regarding the program, please contact:

Taylor Dula, MPH

Academic Advisor
Office of Student Services
423-439-4826 /
51G Lamb Hall


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