The 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.
As a participant in the program, you are eligible for the International Service Certificate. This certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete the Peace Corps Prep Program. This academic certificate is listed on your student transcript.
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
On September 17, 2020, the Peace Corps held a recruitment event via Zoom for Peace Corps Prep students. The event included information for students on the basics of the program and Peace Corps service. If you are interested, you may watch the event here.
Murray State University is proud to partner with the Peace Corps to offer you the Peace Corps Prep certificate program.