Peace Corps & UGA Peace Corps Prep Certificate
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As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Peace Corps Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them. In 2020 UGA was ranked 5th nationally among large schools sending graduates abroad as Peace Corps Volunteers. See UGA Today article about the University’s thriving Peace Corps programs. The Peace Corps offers UGA graduates the opportunity “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things,” per the UGA motto.
For more information about the Peace Corps, please contact:
East Regional Office
East Regional Office
More Information/Helpful Resources
- Learn how to apply.
- Learn more about the benefits of Peace Corps service.
- Learn more about the people who volunteer.
- Learn more about the work of Peace Corps Volunteers (from current Peace Corps Volunteers).
- Peace Corps Resume Tips
- 5 Tips to Become a Strong Candidate
- Peace Corps Assignment Selection Tips
Peace Corps Prep CertificateThe Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program, a partnership between UGA and the Peace Corps Office of University Programs, was created to prepare graduating students for international careers. As a participant in this program, you will accrue the necessary skills and knowledge to be a potential Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) through a combination of coursework, community outreach, and service. Securing this certificate will also enhance your competitiveness should you apply for Peace Corps service. The Peace Corps Prep Advisory Committee will review your progress and Peace Corps will award you a certificate upon completion of all requirements. If you have any questions, please consult the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) or communicate directly with Paul Duncan, UGA’s Peace Corps Prep Certificate Point of Contact.
Visit the Peace Corps Prep Certificate Program website to learn more and apply to the program.
President Obama talks about the benefits of Peace Corps service: