The Park University Peace Corps Prep Program program is designed for students interested in post-graduate service with the Peace Corps or other international service organization. Over the two years of the program, students will complete curricular, co-curricular, and international activities that will enhance their skills and knowledge and clarify their commitment to international service.
To complete the Park University Peace Corps Prep Program, students will:
- Successfully complete 4 semesters (or the equivalent) of coursework in a foreign language relevant to Peace Corps service (Spanish and French are particularly encouraged).
- Complete a summer, semester, or year-long study abroad program (including a service activity) where your foreign language is spoken.
- Complete three courses, two of which must be at the 200 level or above, to complement their major field of study. These courses will be selected in consultation with the Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator in accordance with the program curriculum.
- Participate in co-curricular activities focused on important issues in international development and cross-cultural understanding.
By participating in the Park University Peace Corps Prep Program you will benefit from:
- Recognition of successful program completion upon graduation.
- Guidance from the Park University Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator as you select from academic and co-curricular opportunities that will prepare you to apply to serve in the Peace Corps or other international service program.
- Opportunities to hear from returned Peace Corps Volunteers about their experiences.
- Participation in a community committed to international understanding and service.
Eligibility: Sophomores in their second year of study at Park are eligible to apply for the program, and ALL majors are welcome.Application Process: In addition to describing your plans for language study, study abroad, and course of study, the application requires two short essays, a resume, and a transcript. The application must be returned by the beginning of the January term each year.