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Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps Prep program offers a great opportunity to students in any major who are interested in joining the Peace Corps. The program provides guidance through the core competencies, including curricular, experiential, and professional. Upon completion of the program, students receive a certificate of completion from the Peace Corps headquarters certifying them as a competitive applicant.

The Peace Corps has identified four core competencies that are necessary to the intercultural work Peace Corps Volunteers do:

  1. Sector-specific skills – There are 6 Peace Corps sectors: Youth in Development, Education, Health, Community Economic Development, Agriculture, and Environment.
  2. Foreign language proficiency – Language requirements vary by region of service.
  3. Intercultural competence
  4. Professional experience and leadership – Opportunities can be campus or community based, as well as both paid and unpaid experiences.

Administered by the Center for Global Education, the Peace Corps Prep program is free and open to all currently enrolled Boise State students.

Create your Peace Corps Prep Student Plan today!

Preferential Peace Corps Plan deadlines: December 1st 2017 & April 6th 2018

Review the steps in “So How Do I Join the Prep Program?”.

Contact peacecorpsprep@boisestate.edu to speak with a Peace Corps Prep coordinator to learn more.

For more information about serving in the Peace Corps, visit the Peace Corps’ website.