About Peace Corps Prep

Peace Corps Prep (PC Prep) Program

The UNC Pembroke Peace Corps Prep Program is a collaborative effort with the U.S. Peace Corps and UNCP’s Career Center. UNCP Peace Corps Prep is a two-year certification program that allows students to complete training in a work specialty sector of interest (e.g., education, environment, health, youth development, agriculture, or community, economic development), along with coursework designed to enhance foreign language skills, intercultural competencies, and professional/leadership development.

Why you should apply for the Peace Corps Prep (PC Prep) Program

  • Complete program requirements as you earn your baccalaureate degree
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from the Peace Corps that can be highlighted on resumes (regardless of career)
  • Increase your competitiveness when applying for the Peace Corps or other international development or service assignments
  • Gain the knowledge, skills, experience and confidence needed to succeed as a professional, wherever opportunity takes you
  • Develop international relationships and networks, both personal and professional
  • Have an international adventure that you can’t find at home
  • Acquire hands-on experience and manage leadership projects