Peace Corps Prep is a certificate program that guides Harvard College students through four critical competency areas for intercultural fieldwork:
1) Sector-specific skills
2) Foreign language proficiency
3) Intercultural competence
4) Professional savvy and leadershi
Peace Corps traces its roots and mission to 1960, when then-Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries. From that inspiration grew a federal government agency devoted to world peace and friendship. The Peace Corps is dedicated to bringing new ideas, fresh approaches, and five decades of proven and promising practices together to ensure that the agency remains in the vanguard of international volunteerism, grassroots development, and cross-cultural exchange.
Peace Corps Prep is an ideal certification platform for students who want to pursue international affairs once they graduate. Harvard College is one of 130+ schools and the first Ivy League school to launch Peace Corps Prep. This program will launch in Spring 2021.