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Peace Corps Prep

PeaceCorps Prep

Are you interested in serving with the Peace Corps after La Verne?

Are you considering a career in a global field and would like an international experience?

Is it important to you to have a future career that contributes to the greater good, works to alleviate poverty, improve health and security in the world, and contributes to social justice?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you might be interested in the Peace Corps Prep Program.

Peace Corps Prep is an academic-partnered certificate program that assists in building the skills you need to be an impactful Volunteer. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps and invaluable insight when applying for Peace Corps service. The cohort program, brought to you by the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, Career Services, and Study Abroad seeks to prepare participants for service in the Peace Corps, by offering a course of study that provides basic skills, global knowledge, and cultural awareness; professional and career development and community service & leadership opportunities. The program can offer you an advantage when you apply to serve in the Peace Corps.

If you’re interested in applying to the program, please read this guide created by the Peace Corps, and then apply below. For additional information, please contact Julissa Espinoza at (909) 448-4745.


  • 1. Training & Experience in a Specific Work Sector

    Note: Actual Peace Corps assignments are based on local needs, and thus may or may not align seamlessly with your qualifications. Flexibility is key to the Peace Corps experience!
  • 1B. Coursework. List the number and name of 3 courses in this same sector that you plan to take, and the semester in which you plan to take them (it is fine if you’ve already taken them).

    Note: The courses you include on this application may change, but it’s good to have a plan
  • 2. Foreign language skills

    Requirements depend upon desired Peace Corps volunteer placement site. (1) Spanish-speaking countries two 200-level courses. (2) French-speaking countries one 200-level course in any Romance Language. (3) Everywhere else no explicit requirements, but language skills are a plus.
  • List the name of the course and the semester and year you plan on taking it or the one you did take it.
  • List the name of the course and the semester and year you plan on taking it or the one you did take it.
  • e.g., native speaker, language immersion, etc. Share the level and extent of your foreign language knowledge.
  • Intercultural Competence

  • 4. Professional and leadership development

    Acceptance in the Peace Corp Prep program requires participation in the following activities: 1. Participation in Peace Corps Prep cohort meetings (3): Includes PCP networking event 2. Attendance at 2 professional development workshops: Purposeful Life Work and Servant Leadership 3.Professional resume feedback 4. Professional interview prep
  • For example, leading a work or volunteer project, serving on the executive board of a student organization, or organizing a big campus event.