Peace Corps Prep Program

Peace Corps Prep Program

Peace Corps Prep Program

The Arizona State University Peace Corps Prep program (P.C. Prep) will help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to serve in the U.S. Peace Corps. Additionally, it will increase your competitiveness in the job market by expanding your global awareness and by providing experiences that will give added value to most careers even if you do not choose service in the Peace Corps. Through participation in the P.C. Prep program you will become part of a community of like-minded students interested in international service and the betterment of all peoples. You will also earn a Peace Corps Prep certificate from the United States Peace Corps.

The P.C. Prep program is open to students of any major. You must be in good standing at ASU and have completed at least fifteen hours of coursework prior to applying. Although completion of the program does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps volunteer, the specialized curriculum and experience through P.C. Prep will greatly increase your chances. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen to participate in the ASU P.C. Prep program; however, you must have U.S. citizenship to serve in the Peace Corps.

ASU offers two options for students including a for credit option recognized by both ASU and Peace Corps, as well as, a non-credit option that is recognized by Peace Corps. Review the table below to determine which option best fits your needs.

For Credit ASU & Peace Corps Certificate
Peace Corps Prep Program Requirements
Non-credit Peace Corps Certificate
  • Recognized by both Peace Corps and ASU
  • Will show up on DARS and My ASU
  • Access to academic advising
  • You will receive an ASU academic certificate and a Peace Corps certificate
  • Depending on your major, units may or may not be allowed to overlap with other major/minor/certificate requirements
  • Must complete USL 402 or 410 (3 units) which includes 100 community service hours or another approved ASU course
  • 18 total units
  • IDS 355 Peace Corps Class (3 units)
  • 9 units of sector related courses 
  • 3 units of upper division C or G credits
  • 100 hours of sector related community service or internship
  • Paperwork items as you complete different requirements of the program
  • Only recognized by Peace Corps
  • Will not show up on DARS and My ASU
  • No academic advising available, support provided by Peace Corps Prep Coordinator
  • Can share academic credits with your major
  • Option to complete 100 community service hours independently or by taking USL 402 or 410
  • 15 – 18 total units

Get Started

  1. PC Prep CalloutFill out the interest form

  2. Meet with the Peace Corps Campus Recruiter to decide Peace Corps sector focus:
    • Education
    • Health
    • Environment
    • Agriculture
    • Youth in Development
    • Community Economic Development

  3. Meet with Peace Corps Prep Coordinator to discuss credit and noncredit options, next steps, make a plan and find resources.
     
  4. Begin completing your plan and saty connected with the coordinator and Peace Corps at ASU.
     
  5. Upon completion of requirements, receive your prep certificate from Peace Corps

Peace Corps Certificate Process

 

 If you have questions, send an email to P.C. Prep Coordinator