Missouri State University is continuing its official partnership with the Peace Corps to provide an opportunity for MSU students to highlight their work on campus and in the community. The Peace Corps Prep Certificate program is housed in the Center for Community Engagement, and students interested in learning more can contact CCE Director, Alex Johnson, for more information.
Peace Corps Prep is available to any undergraduate at Missouri State, and students can join at any time. This certificate program for undergraduates centers around one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?
As a Peace Corps Prep institution, Missouri State can suggest curriculum and provide guidance to students interested in serving internationally. Although completion of the program does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps volunteer, the specialized curriculum and experience through Peace Corps Prep will greatly increase your chances.
The Peace Corps Prep Program integrates four key objectives into coursework and community engagement:
- Training and experience in a work sector
- Foreign language skills
- Intercultural competence
- Professional and leadership development