Apr 21, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Peace Corp Prep Certificate

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Area

About the Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program

  • Preparation for service in international careers and volunteer work
  • Interdisciplinary studies in the humanities, social sciences and sciences
  • Concentrations ranging from area studies to business to public health

At Arcadia University, we see the advantage of the Peace Corps Prep Program for students in all majors, many of which already incorporate global service learning into their required curricula. The Prep Program Certificate prepares students for international careers and volunteer work, providing a global perspective along with disciplinary focus on international fieldwork and exploration.

Program Structure: Students in the Peace Corps Prep certificate program engage in a wide range of learning experiences, including courses, research, and co- and extra-curricular activities. The program is interdisciplinary and global, preparing students for future experiences in complex international settings. Students may use the credits earned to develop a minor in Education, Business, Public Health, International Studies, or Political Science.

Admission Requirements: Any student in any discipline is eligible to apply for the Peace Corps Prep certificate. Application for the certificate is made to the Office of International Affairs.

Please see www.arcadia.edu/peacecorps for full application materials.

Academic Advising: Students in the Peace Corps Prep certificate program will be advised by the Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator

Requirements for the Peace Corps Prep Certificate

Students will take:

  • 4 semesters (or equivalent) of Modern Foreign Language;
  • 2 courses (8 credits) in Area Studies/International/Cultural Studies;
  • 2-3 courses (8-12 credits) in upperlevel area studies and/or sectorspecific coursework (300-level or higher).

Students will complete at least one of the following:

  • Off campus study in an international program or in local urban education program;
  • Volunteer service in a community development project;
  • Management or accounting internship;
  • Skilled trade work experience;
  • Tutoring/teaching experience;
  • Health care/health education experience.

Foreign Language Study

(Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Russian)

Area Studies/International/Cultural Studies

Sector Specific Courses

Additional Information

Additional courses (including ones transferred from other institutions or overseas programs) may be presented to the Peace Corps Prep Program Coordinator for possible approval.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Area