The Peace Corps Prep program will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, you’ll build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. These four competencies are the following:
- Training and experience in a work sector
- Foreign language skills
- Intercultural competence
- Professional and leadership development
This web site explains each of these requirements in detail. Use this guide to map out your Peace Corps Prep course of study. In particular, refer to this when completing your PC Prep application, where you’ll need to document how you plan to fulfill each requirement. This guide aligns point-by-point with each section of the application!
Training & experience in a specific work sector
Leveraging concrete knowledge and skills is central to on-the-ground international development work.
Foreign language skills
Most students must hone their capacity to interact professionally using a non-English language.
Engaging thoughtfully and fluidly across cultures begins with one’s own self-awareness.
Professional and leadership development
Peace Corps service and similar international development work opportunities are highly professional and selective.