Peace Corps Prep Requirements

PC Prep Requirements

1. Complete 3 courses that align with a specific work sector (they don’t need to come from your major or minor) 

Work Sectors:

Education Environment Youth in Development
Health Agriculture Community Economic Development 

2. Accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer or work experience in the SAME sector

3. Successfully complete 3 approved courses in Intercultural Competence

4. Professional and leadership development

  • Have your resume critiqued by someone in Career Services
  • Attend a workshop or class on interview skills through Career Services
  • Develop at least one significant leadership experience and be prepared to discuss it thoughtfully

5. (Recommended) -  Foreign Language Skills - (depending on possible placement abroad)

  • Spanish speaking countries – require two 200 level courses
  • French speaking countries – require one 200 level course
  • Other destinations – no specific requirements, but language skills are a plus