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Peace Corps Prep Program

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"Do the unexpected."

Are you interested in doing something exciting?  Something challenging?  Something that will help you achieve the most in your career, no matter where you go?  If so, the Peace Corps might be for you, and the Peace Corps Prep Program is your first step.


The Center for International Studies Peace Corps Prep Program was developed in direct partnership with the Peace Corps and aligns with our mission to "provide quality, interdisciplinary education to students in order to prepare them for international careers."  The program consists of selected courses paired with community service to help prepare students for work in international development.

While the Peace Corps Prep Program does not guarantee acceptance into the Peace Corps, you will gain skills which are an advantage in the competitive application process and in other international development work.  Being part of the program is a powerful way to demonstrate to any future employer that you can think and act with global understanding and cultural awareness.

Program Requirements

The Peace Corps Prep program requires four core competencies: 

  1. Training and experience in a work sector.
  2. Foreign language skills.
  3. Intercultural competence.
  4. Professional and leadership development.

The competencies are developed through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. 


If you have more questions before applying, please contact the Peace Corps Program coordinator, Jeremy Peña at

Peace Corps Service Sectors




Youth in Development

Community Economic Development

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