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Peace Corps Prep Program

What is the Peace Corps Prep Program?

Stetson University and Peace Corps are offering a new opportunity to enhance your global learning experience! The Peace Corps Prep program will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. You’ll build competencies through international coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support.

Beyond having a global perspective, language skills, and professional development, Peace Corps is looking for applicants that have technical skills to offer.

How do I complete the Peace Corps Prep Program?

The Peace Corps Prep Program requires individuals to complete the following:

  • 3 courses that align with a specific work sector including environment, education, health, community economic development, and youth in development (they can but do not need to come from your academic major or minor)
  • Accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer or work experience in that same sector, preferably in a teaching or outreach capacity. Keep in mind that some opportunities, such as a study abroad / service learning opportunity may satisfy the requirement for the Peace Corps Prep Sector Experience.
  • Professional development training

Can you tell me more about the sectors and which one I should select?

There are five sectors in which Peace Corps Volunteers serve—environment, education, health, community economic development, and youth in development. Choose one sector to focus on then complete at least 3 courses + 50 hours of related experience in that sector. The lists of majors/coursework areas are meant to guide you, but not limit you. If you are interested in a course in another area of study that will help prepare you with technical skills for a Peace Corps position, you can take it. The same applies to the experience opportunities. Listed are ideas to get you started, not limit you. Feel free to explore your community, develop your own volunteer projects, and go beyond the 50-hour requirement.

How do I enroll?

Complete the Peace Corps Prep interest form and you will be contacted with next steps.