PC LogoThe Peace Corps Prep (PC Prep) program is designed to prepare you for international development field work, careers in international service and Peace Corps service. As part of your undergraduate curriculum, the PC Prep program pairs selected courses with leadership and community service to help prepare you for global service work.

The program is open to all Murray State University undergraduate students with any major. When you graduate, you will receive an official Certificate of Completion from the Peace Corps, giving you a competitive edge when applying either to be a Peace Corps volunteer or for other international development work.

If you have any questions about the Peace Corp Prep Program, please read the Student Guide or contact Shawna Thomas directly.  You may apply  to the program here.  

PC Prep Benefits

As a member of the Murray State PC Prep Program, you will build four competencies the Peace Corps identifies as critical to the intercultural fieldwork done by Peace Corps Volunteers by integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development:

  • Sector-specific skills
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Intercultural competence
  • Professional savvy and leadership

You will also gain training and experience in the one of the following work sectors:

Sector course listing may be found here:  Approved Sector Courses

 You will also benefit from the following:

  • Develop foreign language skills
  • Expand intercultural competence
  • Engage in professional and leadership development
  • Enhance your resume for future international work

Events

Peace Corps Prep Informational Event:

April 23, 2019

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Barkley Room (Curris Center)

Come by to hear about the program, stories from Returned Volunteers and students currently in the program. 
Time will be given to filling out the application.

 Murray State University is proud to partner with the Peace Corps to offer you the Peace Corps Prep certificate program.

Contact

Shawna Thomas
Peace Corps Prep Coordinator
Service Learning Coordinator
226A Wells Hall
sthomas39@murraystate.edu
270.809.4210