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Peace Corps Prep Program

*Deadline: MOnday, October 24, 2016*


Peace-Corps-LogoPeace Corps Prep Program is a partner program between the Peace Corps and Wilmington College. Students who are accepted and meet the criteria outlined through this program will receive a certificate from Peace Corps and priority consideration in their Peace Corps application, although acceptance to Peace Corps is not guaranteed. The purpose of this program is to prepare students who are interested in doing international service, like Peace Corps, and to recognize their achievements.

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Inaugural Peace Corps Prep Program

Wilmington College inducted the first five students into its new Peace Corps Prep program Wednesday (April 29) at a ceremony at the Peace Resource Center.

College officials and members of the extended campus community that are returned Peace Corp volunteers welcomed Megan Darst, Dillion Davidson, Dylan Sander, Kelsey Stone and Alisa Turner into WC’s inaugural program.

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IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS.

  • Minimum of 8 credits in Spanish
  • Minimum of 16 credits in Global Awareness Courses
  • Minimum of 12 credits in one of the following areas: Agriculture, Education, or Health Care
  • Minimum of 4 credits of Experiential Learning
  • Athletic Training Practica
  • Education Practica/Student Teaching
  • Study/Service Trip
  • Domestic or International Internship
  • Study Abroad Experience
  • Minimum of 100 hours of service in 4 years
  • Participation in an orientation and the Peace Corps Prep club.
Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 4, 2014 – The Peace Corps today announced new partnerships with six universities and colleges accepted into the Peace Corps Prep Program. The collaboration offers students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for work in international development.

Students at Arcadia University; Georgia Gwinnett College; Hiram College; University of Washington, Tacoma; Ursinus College; and Wilmington College can apply to their school’s new Peace Corps Prep Program for enrollment beginning fall 2014.

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