Expand your worldview and achieve a competitive edge for selection as Peace Corps volunteer.
Communities both close to home and far away need inspired, dedicated leaders to keep them strong and vibrant. A Peace Corps Prep Certificate will spark new insight and open your eyes to global development as you build marketable skills in your specific field of study.
- Program type:
- Certificates/Programs - Undergraduate
- On Campus
- Est. time to complete:
- 2-3 semesters
- Credit hours:
- 18 credits plus volunteer hours
Why should you earn a Peace Corps prep certificate?
Peace Corps Prep at UND
Learn on-the-ground leadership by organizing a volunteer or public service event on campus or in the community.
Get your resume noticed with tangible experience outside the classroom.
Develop foreign language skills to show versatility and ability to communicate across cultures.
Gain deeper understanding of diverse cultures.
Explore the world while you make it a better place.
Make a lifetime impact with as little as three months of your time as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Why the Peace Corps?
Leveraging concrete knowledge and skills is central to on-the-ground international development work. Through this PC Prep program, you will begin to build a professional specialty, which should serve you well no matter what career you choose.
For PC Prep, you need to complete at least 3 courses that align with a specific work sector (they may or may not come from your academic major or minor). You also must accumulate a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer or work experience in that same sector, preferably in a teaching or outreach capacity. Speak to your program coordinator about available service learning/internship credit that can tie into your Peace Corps Prep Certificate program (for example, A&S 497 and POLS 480).
Peace Corps Assignments
If you intend to apply to the Peace Corps, the best way to ensure you will be a strong candidate is to identify the type of assignments in which you'd like to serve, then review the positions' desired qualifications and build them up accordingly. In the process, you should fulfill these PC Prep experiential requirements.
Discover what the Peace Corps has to offer you and the global community.