Peace Corps Prep Program
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In 2007, the Peace Corps established the Peace Corps Prep Program with the twin goals of fostering stronger partnerships between undergraduate institutions and developing a pipeline of highly qualified Peace Corps applicants.
Because the Mercer experience is defined by the integration of student leadership, academic research, and service to others, the Peace Corps Prep Program is an ideal partnership that aligns with Mercer’s core values and mission to challenge our students to find innovative ways to apply their undergraduate research experience to assist communities with their self-identified development needs. Mercer University was recently approved as a partner in the Peace Corps Prep Program and is excited to offer students this meaningful opportunity.
The program consists of select courses and a community service project as well as leadership and professional training to help prepare students for international development work and potential Peace Corps service. Peace Corps Prep does not guarantee undergraduate participants the opportunity to serve in the Peace Corps; however, students participating in the program will gain skills that will make them competitive Peace Corps applicants. Conversely, students who complete Mercer’s Peace Corps Prep Program are not obligated to apply to the Peace Corps. Students who successfully complete the program will also receive official recognition by the Peace Corps and Mercer University.
Click here to learn about the requirements for Mercer's Peace Corps Prep Program!