Peace Corps Prep

Peace Corps Prep at FIU is a program in which students gain the skills and experience that make them competitive applicants for the Peace Corps and other international development programs. The Office of Global Learning Initiatives manages this program through a formal partnership with the Peace Corps national office. Upon completion of the program, graduates are formally recognized by FIU and the Peace Corps. Learn more about our Peace Corps Prep graduates

Join the Peace Corps Prep below.

Begin your PCP journey

If you are interested in joining the PC Prep program, please fill out the form below. When you have completed your submission, email to confirm submission and schedule your interview.

Service sector

In consultation with your Peace Corps Prep advisor, take 3 courses and complete 50 hours of hands-on related field experience in one of the following sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Youth in Development

Foreign language

Most students must hone their capacity to interact professionally using a non-English language. Language requirements vary by desired placement region. 
Questions about taking a Foreign Language at FIU? Contact your PCP coordinator for more details.

Intercultural competence

You are required to take 3 courses that will help you engage thoughtfully and fluidly across cultures and build your capacity to shift your own perspective. Global learning designated courses fulfill this requirement. *Note – in some cases, you can replace one of these electives with a prolonged intercultural experience, such as Study Abroad, volunteering abroad in a Peace Corps-service country, or working to support new immigrants or refuges in the Unites States.

Professional and leadership development

Peace Corps service and many international development opportunities are highly selective. We will help you identify specific activities to help in the development of your professional and leadership skills.

ePortfolio, GPA and course grade requirements

You will engage in reflection on your Peace Corps Prep experience either as part of a larger portfolio of your Global Learning Medallion experience or as a stand-alone reflection. 

You must pass all courses taken toward the Peace Corps Prep Program certificate with a C or higher and have an overall 3.0 GPA or higher to receive your certificate.


Personalized assistance

You can receive personalized assistance to plan your Peace Corps Prep experiences in the Office of Global Learning Initiatives at FIU. We are here to guide and support your journey. If you have questions about this program, please email us at