FVSU Peace Corps Prep

What Does Peace Corps Do?

View the video below to see more about what Peace Corps volunteers do.

What Does Peace Corp Prep Do?

Peace Corps Prep's goal is to prepare undergraduate students for international development work and global citizenship through coursework and experiential learning. It takes underclassmen of all majors and provides them with a structured course of study that compliments their major; to enhance their education and encourage them to apply to become Peace Corps volunteers. Ideally, our graduates would be accepted as Peace Corps volunteers, and use their skills to strengthen communities abroad; however, this should not be the sole measure of success. The enhanced skill set and personal growth through community engagement will help students obtain a direct advantage for employment or acceptance to a graduate program as a result of the Peace Corp Prep Program.

What Kind of Course Work is Required?

For many majors, it is already your coursework. For students in a general major, it may help you develop an interest and create a long term goal. Either way, it is going to involve speaking a foreign language, community service and courses to enhance global understanding.

What About the Community Service Part?

Community service is perhaps the most important part. It will give you actual experience that the Peace Corps and future employers find extraordinarily valuable. Consider the following:





Youth in Development

Community Economic Development

So How Do I Apply?

Easily, fill out the application below.

What Happens After I Apply?

You will meet with the campus Peace Corps Prep Coordinator, and we will review your application, do some paperwork and you will be free to begin your journey.

What If I Have Other Questions?

You can email Kiarrica Favors, kfavors4@wildcat.fvsu.edu your ambassador.

Does This Cost Me Anything?


What About the Peace Corps?

Upon completion of the program you will receive a certificate of completion. After graduation, you will be able to apply for the Peace Corps. You're not guaranteed acceptance but it increases your odds greatly. When in the Peace Corps, there are many benefits.

Peace Corps website - peacecorps.gov

What do volunteers do? - peacecorps.gov/volunteer

Cool places you can serve - peacecorps.gov/openings

Talk to the recruiter: Leslie Jean-Pierre ljeanpierre@peacecorps.gov, 404-562-3457