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Program Components

There are 5 main components to UMBC’s Peace Corps Prep Program. Each student will:

  1. Improve their foreign language speaking abilities,
  2. Gain intercultural competence through coursework,
  3. Enroll in coursework that applies to a specific Peace Corps sector of work,
  4. Gain volunteer or enrichment experience that applies to a specific Peace Corps sector of work
  5. Participate in professional and leadership development activities

By enrolling and completing the Prep program, students will position themselves for an application to the Peace Corps or otherĀ  international service position.

Peace Corps Prep graduates are invited to serve with the United States Peace Corps program at a 3 times higher acceptance rate!