Agriculture, Child Development, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Health Science
Minimum Class Standing:
Good Academic Standing
Program Open to Visiting Students:
Open to UAlbany students only
Additional Program Requirements:
UAlbany students only
Some prior study recommended
Peace Corps Prep
The Peace Corps Prep Certificate program prepares you for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps service. To accomplish this, you will build 4 core competencies through interrelated coursework (to a Peace Corps work sector and intercultural competency), hands-on experience, and professional development support.
Participate in UAlbany’s Global Distinction transcript milestone and fulfill nearly all of your PC Prep requirements at once! Including,
Academic Training and Field Experience
Foreign Language Requirement
Intercultural Competency Requirement
PC Prep Sector Coaches
UAlbany’s Sector Coaches are all returned Peace Corps volunteers (RVPC) available to to guide students in course and volunteering options, Every Peace Corps Prep participant will have a Sector Coach and receive timely support.
Sector Coaches are as follows:
Agriculture, and Environment
Director, International Student and Scholar Services, Center for International Education and Global Strategy; Lecturer in the Educational Policy and Leadership department in the School of Education
Community Economic Development
Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the International Affairs department of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy During spring and summer 2023, Dr. Annette Richie, the Peace Corps Prep Coordinator, is coaching CED candidates while Dr. Susan Appe is on sabbatical.
Instructor in the Intensive English Language Program, Center for International Education and Global Strategy
Director, Center for Global Health; Clinical Associate Professor in Health Policy, Management, and Behavior department, and Undergraduate Program Director in the School of Public Health
Youth in Development
Senior International Student Coordinator, International Student and Scholar Services, Center for International Education and Global Strategy
If planning to graduate and hoping to serve in the Peace Corps within the next year, please contact the regional Peace Corps Recruiter ASAP.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
NOTE: Choose this year (2022) only if starting on the Peace Corps Prep Certificate in fall 2022 or spring or summer 2023. If after that (academic year 2023: fall 2023, spring 2024...), please choose the 2023 year option instead. The start year runs August-August (fall-summer) of each year. You have multiple years to participate in and to complete the program, depending on your anticipated graduation date. Students can also complete the Certificate in as little as a semester, if they meet all requirements. Undergraduate students, including transfer students, can sign up at any time in their undergraduate careers. Of course, the earlier that you begin the Peace Corps Prep program, the better we can advise you on your academics and experiences abroad.