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About UVA's Peace Corps Prep Program

Develop long-term career skills and engage in your community at home and abroad with the Peace Corps Prep program!

UVA’s Peace Corps Prep program allows UVA undergraduates to build the following four core competencies, integrating classes with service-learning field experiences and professional development.

  • Sector-specific skills
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Intercultural competence
  • Professional savvy and leadership

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.

The Peace Corps Prep program is not a UVA major or minor, and completing the Peace Corps Prep program does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  

Questions about the program may be directed to the UVA Peace Corps Prep Program Advisor at or 434-243-2241.

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