PCP flyer -- follow link for web-accessible text.UAB was established as a Peace Corps partner university in 2017, and the Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research is proud to sponsor the Peace Corps Prep (PCP) program. PCP is an undergraduate certificate defined by the Peace Cops as a “program for undergraduates that centers on one empowering question: How can you prepare yourself to be the best Peace Corps Volunteer you can be?” We’re excited to support students interested in joining the Peace Corps, and PCP is beneficial for anyone wishing to work internationally.

Begin Your Journey to Working Abroad

The Peace Corps Prep program will prepare you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, you’ll build four core competencies through interrelated coursework, hands-on experience, and professional development support. These competencies are:

  • training and experience in a work sector
  • foreign language skills
  • intercultural competence
  • professional and leadership development

More Information

  • The Student Guide (doc) can assist you in deciding which courses to take that will meet the requirements of the certificate program. Use this guide to map out your Peace Corps Prep course of study. In particular, refer to this when completing your PC Prep application above, where you’ll need to document how you plan to fulfill each requirement. This guide aligns point-by-point with each section of the application.
  • The Exit Checklist (doc) is what will be sent to the Peace Corps during your final semester. Upon graduating, you will receive a certificate and will officially have completed the Peace Corps Prep program at UAB!
  • Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Program Disclaimer

Completing the Peace Corps Prep program does not guarantee acceptance as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The many factors considered in the selection and placement of a successful Peace Corps applicant include the individual qualifications vis-à-vis the needs of the position, the other candidates applying, and background and health screenings of each candidate. While acceptance is not guaranteed, the Peace Corps Prep Certificate offers a likely advantage when competing with other qualified candidates.