Requirements and Eligibility for the Peace Corps Prep Program

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For more information, contact one of the PC Prep coordinators:

Kelly Graham
Director, Career Services
Phone: 617-879-2056
Office: ACW 102

Lauren Thorman
Director, Center for International Programs and Partnerships
Phone: 617-879-2447
Office: Brookline, Hawes 018


Undergraduate students in any semester are eligible to apply for the Peace Corps Prep Program. Click here to apply.

Peace Corps member in Ghana
Photo courtesy of the Peace Corps

Program Requirements

The Peace Corps Prep program prepares students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps Service through the advancement of four core competencies:

  • Training and experience (in one of six work sectors: agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health, or youth and development)
  • Foreign language skills
  • Intercultural competence
  • Professional and leadership development

These competencies are built through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience and professional development support.

Want to Learn More?

Wheelock College's Peace Corps Prep Student Guide explains each of these requirements in detail. Refer to this guide when completing your Peace Corps prep application.

Be sure to attend a PC Prep information session or contact a PC Prep coordinator to learn about the program, the application process, and to begin your PC Prep journey.

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