Michigan State University has partnered with the Peace Corps to offer Peace Corps Prep, a certificate program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?
While there is no one right answer to that question, the Peace Corps has identified four core competencies that are critical to the intercultural fieldwork Peace Corps Volunteers do:
- Sector-specific skills
- Foreign language proficiency
- Intercultural competence
- Professional savvy and leadership
MSU's Peace Corps Prep program empowers participants to build these four competencies, integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps — and a competitive edge when applying for potential Peace Corps service.
“The Peace Corps Prep program furthers our opportunity to globalize MSU’s campus and helps create global citizens,” said Ashley Green, International Studies and Programs assistant dean for administration and director for diversity, equity and inclusion. “This diversity-focused program enhances students’ undergraduate experience by preparing them for international development work and potential Peace Corps service.”
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